FFmpeg 2.8.5 Version Has Been Released
Recently the development team of FFmpeg multimedia backend team has announced that the FFmpeg version 2.8.5 has been released. The FFmpeg multimedia backend is having features of well-known, open-source and cross-platform.
Now, FFmpeg 2.8.5 is available for downloading for all Operating Systems that are supported like Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X etc.
According to the release notes of FFmpeg 2.8.5, it is same as other maintenance version from the FFmpeg 2.8 "Feynman" series. A couple of days ago, a zero-day vulnerability has been reported which allow the attacker for stealing files from remote machines.
The developers of FFmpeg found that 2.8.5 version is the stable release comparing from the 2.8 version release. Version 2.8.5 consist of many new features:
It bring many new updates to various core components. Core components include (libav master, libav 11 and ffmpeg-mt).
Upgradation of Several libraries to their latest versions.
"2.8.5 was released on 2016-01-15. It is the latest stable FFmpeg release from the 2.8 release branch, which was cut from master on 2015-09-05. Amongst lots of other changes, it includes all changes from ffmpeg-mt, libav master of 2015-08-28, libav 11 as of 2015-08-28," reads today's announcement.
A softpedia Linux tweet:
#FFmpeg 2.8.5 Is Out, Patches the Vulnerability That Lets Attackers Steal Files Remotely https://t.co/rK2Fu4J2jx pic.twitter.com/dVSZm6YGlL— Softpedia Linux (@softpedialinux) January 15, 2016
The core libraries that have been updated in FFmpeg 2.8.5 are:
- libavformat 56.40.101
- libavutil 54.31.100
- libavcodec 56.60.100
- libavdevice 56.4.100
- libswscale 3.1.101
- libavresample 2.1.0
- libswresample 1.2.101
- libpostproc 53. 3.100
- libavfilter 5.40.101
If you want to patch the critical security issue then you have to update your FFmpeg 2.8.5 version. To avoid issues and crashes in the system, they recommend updating to FFmpeg 2.8.5.