[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC][PATCH] configure: Disable unsafe demuxers by default

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Fri May 11 01:17:39 EEST 2018

On Thu, 10 May 2018 16:44:59 +0100
Derek Buitenhuis <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com> wrote:

> These demuxers have probes that mainly probe based on file extension,
> and map to codec IDs that render text as video. The result is that
> ffmpeg will, by default, happily render, for example, .txt files
> as images. This is not exactly a good security practice, an only
> makes it easier for potential attackers to gain the contents of
> system files.
> Disable building these by default.
> Signed-off-by: Derek Buitenhuis <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com>
> ---


You should send a patch that disables all those useless game demuxers
too. They only cause security issues and bloated library sizes.

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