USN-4214-2: RabbitMQ vulnerability

11 December 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

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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