USN-4214-1: RabbitMQ vulnerability

5 December 2019

librabbitmq vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 19.10
  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


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


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 19.10
amqp-tools - 0.9.0-0.2ubuntu0.19.10.1
librabbitmq4 - 0.9.0-0.2ubuntu0.19.10.1
Ubuntu 19.04
amqp-tools - 0.9.0-0.2ubuntu0.19.04.1
librabbitmq4 - 0.9.0-0.2ubuntu0.19.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
amqp-tools - 0.4.1-1ubuntu0.1~esm1
librabbitmq1 - 0.4.1-1ubuntu0.1~esm1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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