DescriptionMultiple stack-based buffer overflows in the tr_magnetParse function in libtransmission/magnet.c in Transmission 1.91 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted magnet URL with a large number of (1) tr or (2) ws links.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
transmission (PTS)buster2.94-2+deb10u2fixed
bookworm, sid3.00-2.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
transmissionsourcelenny(not affected)


[lenny] - transmission <not-affected> (Support for Magnet links not yet available)

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