[USN-4214-2] RabbitMQ vulnerability

Eduardo Barretto eduardo.barretto at canonical.com
Wed Dec 11 18:34:39 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4214-2
December 11, 2019

librabbitmq vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


RabbitMQ could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received
a specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- librabbitmq: Command-line utilities for interacting with AMQP servers


USN-4214-1 fixed a vulnerability in RabbitMQ. This update provides
the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

 It was discovered that RabbitMQ incorrectly handled certain inputs.
 An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  amqp-tools                      0.8.0-1ubuntu0.18.04.2
  librabbitmq4                    0.8.0-1ubuntu0.18.04.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  amqp-tools                      0.7.1-1ubuntu0.2
  librabbitmq-dev                 0.7.1-1ubuntu0.2

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


Package Information:
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