Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4087-1 transmission -- security update

Date Reported:
14 Jan 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 886990.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-5702.
More information:

Tavis Ormandy discovered a vulnerability in the Transmission BitTorrent client; insecure RPC handling between the Transmission daemon and the client interface(s) may result in the execution of arbitrary code if a user visits a malicious website while Transmission is running.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.84-0.2+deb8u1.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.92-2+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your transmission packages.

For the detailed security status of transmission please refer to its security tracker page at: