USN-3283-2: rtmpdump vulnerabilities

23 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 12.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3283-1: librtmp0, librtmp-dev, librtmp1, rtmpdump