Software update: Transmission 1.53 / 1.61

Transmission has updated both the 1.5x and 1.6x versions of the open source program of the same name on Tuesday. Transmission is a lightweight, cross-platform Bittorrent client with a simple interface. The program was developed for use under Mac OS X, but the download page also includes versions for Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD. New in this release is the ability to prioritize torrents. You can now also set how much bandwidth a torrent may use. Both versions fix the same two security vulnerabilities, while version 1.61 has a few other minor bugs fixed:

All Platforms

  • Close potential CSRF security hole for Web Client users
  • Fix local error in the JSON parser


  • Various small bug fixes to the beta Qt client


  • transmission-remote was unable to select torrents by their SHA1 hash

Web Client

  • Fix 1.60 error when serving Web Client files on some embedded
  • Add response header to allow clients to cache static files

Version number 1.53 / 1.61
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris
Website Transmission
File size 4.12MB
License type GPL