Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#5424 closed Bug (duplicate)

Crash in Add Magnet Link

Reported by: henryhog Owned by:
Priority: High Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 2.80
Severity: Normal Keywords: crash


When you add a magnet torrent with a large number of characters in the tracker URL transmission will crash.

It does not seem to be exploitable, however it prevents the user from opening transmission as it will crash upon launch so it will cause Denial of Service. It occurs because it returns null on the DNS lookup I believe.

NORMAL MAGNET magnet:?xt=urn:btih:804cfd9a77cbc88108d387b18748d4d46af85b6e&dn=BackTrack+5+R3+Gnome+32bit&

CRASH MAGNET magnet:?xt=urn:btih:804cfd9a77cbc88108d387b18748d4d46af85b6e&dn=BackTrack+5+R3+Gnome+32bit&

Tested on OSX and Ubuntu

Attachments (1)

BackTrack+5+R3+Gnome+32bit.804cfd9a77cbc881.torrent (361 bytes) - added by cfpp2p 10 years ago.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by cfpp2p

The only way to restart transmission after is to delete the offending magnet link from the torrents directory before restarting.

Attached is .torrent file created from above magnet crasher.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by cfpp2p

By opening/adding with web client or rpc the torrent file I attached will crash transmission and there again you can't restart transmission until you delete it from the torrents directory.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by cfpp2p

this is a duplicate of #5426

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by jordan

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed
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