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USN-3283-1: rtmpdump vulnerabilities

9 May 2017

rtmpdump could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed a specially crafted stream.



  • rtmpdump - small dumper for media content streamed over the RTMP protocol


Dave McDaniel discovered that rtmpdump incorrectly handled certain
malformed streams. If a user were tricked into processing a specially
crafted stream, a remote attacker could cause rtmpdump to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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