SOL10550253 - ImageMagick vulnerability CVE-2016-3715

ID SOL10550253
Type f5
Reporter f5
Modified 2016-09-02T00:00:00


Vulnerability Recommended Actions

If you are running a version listed in the Versions known to be vulnerable column, you can eliminate this vulnerability by upgrading to a version listed in the Versions known to be not vulnerable column. If the table lists only an older version than what you are currently running, or does not list a non-vulnerable version, then no upgrade candidate currently exists.

BIG-IP/BIG-IQ/Enterprise Manager

To mitigate this vulnerability, you can disable the vulnerable ImageMagick coders in the global policy file /etc/ImageMagick/policy.xml. To do so, perform the following procedure:

Impact of action: Performing the following procedure should not have a negative impact on your system.

  1. Log in to the command line of the affected system.
  2. Back up the ImageMagick global policy file by typing the following command:

cp -p /etc/ImageMagick/policy.xml /var/tmp/policy.xml.sol10550253

  1. Edit the ImageMagick global policy file using a text editor of your choice, for example vi.
  2. Include the vulnerable ImageMagick coders in the policymap stanza. For example, since the vulnerable coders listed in CVE-2016-3715 is EPHEMERAL, the modified policymap stanza should look similar to the following example:

<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="EPHEMERAL" />

  1. Save the changes and exit the text editor.

Supplemental Information

  • SOL9970: Subscribing to email notifications regarding F5 products
  • SOL9957: Creating a custom RSS feed to view new and updated documents
  • SOL4602: Overview of the F5 security vulnerability response policy
  • SOL4918: Overview of the F5 critical issue hotfix policy
  • SOL03151140: ImageMagick vulnerability CVE-2016-3714
  • SOL25102203: ImageMagick vulnerability CVE-2016-3716
  • SOL29154575: ImageMagick vulnerability CVE-2016-3717
  • SOL61974123: ImageMagick vulnerability CVE-2016-3718
  • The Accelerating Images with Image Optimization chapter of the BIG-IP Acceleration: Implementations guide

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