This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.
CWE-416 - Use After Free
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.
The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within the libtransmission/variant.c in Transmission. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .torrent file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Transmission: 0.5 - 2.94
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.