[ GLSA 201806-07 ] Transmission: Remote code execution


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201806-07
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Transmission: Remote code execution
Date: June 20, 2018
Bugs: #644406
ID: 201806-07

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in Transmission could allow a remote attacker to
execute arbitrary RPC commands.

Background
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Transmission is a cross-platform BitTorrent client.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-p2p/transmission = 2.93

Description
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A vulnerability was discovered in how Transmission handles access
control through the X-Transmission-Session-Id.

Impact
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A remote attacker could execute arbitrary RFC commands or consequently
conduct a DNS rebinding attack.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Transmission users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>=net-p2p/transmission-”

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-5702
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-5702

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201806-07

Concerns?
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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@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 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.

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