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From: Tobias Heinlein <keytoaster@g.o>
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Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201006-06 ] Transmission: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 17:15:36
Message-Id: 4C052A3C.6060300@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201006-06
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Transmission: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: June 01, 2010
      Bugs: #309831
        ID: 201006-06

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Synopsis
========

Stack-based buffer overflows in Transmission may allow for remote
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Transmission is a cross-platform BitTorrent client.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
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  1  net-p2p/transmission       < 1.92                         >= 1.92

Description
===========

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the tr_magnetParse() function
in libtransmission/magnet.c have been discovered.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service or possibly execute
arbitrary code via a crafted magnet URL with a large number of tr or ws
links.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Transmission users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-p2p/transmission-1.92"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2010-1853
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1853

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201006-06.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2010 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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