Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2988-1 transmission -- security update

Date Reported:
24 Jul 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-4909.
More information:

Ben Hawkes discovered that incorrect handling of peer messages in the Transmission bittorrent client could result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.52-3+nmu2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your transmission packages.