Public Date:
1332492: CVE-2016-3714 ImageMagick: Insufficient shell characters filtering
It was discovered that ImageMagick did not properly sanitize certain input before passing it to the delegate functionality. A remote attacker could create a specially crafted image that, when processed by an application using ImageMagick or an unsuspecting user using the ImageMagick utilities, would lead to arbitrary execution of shell commands with the privileges of the user running the application.

Find out more about CVE-2016-3714 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 8.4
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (ImageMagick) RHSA-2016:0726 2016-05-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (ImageMagick) RHSA-2016:0726 2016-05-09

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2 ImageMagick Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ImageMagick Will not fix


Details can be found under the resolve tab at

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7

As a workaround the /etc/ImageMagick/policy.xml file can be edited to disable processing of MVG, HTTPS, HTTP, URL, FTP, EPHEMERAL, MSL, LABEL, TEXT, SHOW, WIN and PLT commands within image files, simply add the following lines:
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="EPHEMERAL" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="HTTPS" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="HTTP" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="URL" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="FTP" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="MVG" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="MSL" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="TEXT" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="LABEL" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="SHOW" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="WIN" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="PLT" />
<policy domain="path" rights="none" pattern="@*" />

within the policy map stanza:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

In the following folders:
/usr/lib64/ImageMagick-6.2.8/modules-Q16/coders/ (64bit package)
/usr/lib/ImageMagick-6.2.8/modules-Q16/coders/ (32bit package)

Rename the following files:
* to
* to
* to

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