Altered RPMs notice from cPanel servers after CVE patch

Sudofox

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I've been patching servers that are vulnerable to CVE-2016-3714, which involves exploiting vulnerable ImageMagick coders to run code. cPanel already patched its inbuilt version. However, since that change, additional vulnerable coders have been discovered. Because of this, I also patched the policy.xml for cPanel:

/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/etc/ImageMagick-6/policy.xml

Here is the ones in the cPanel fix:
Code:
  <policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="EPHEMERAL" />
  <policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="URL" />
  <policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="HTTPS" />
  <policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="MVG" />
  <policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="MSL" />
I am adding these lines:

Code:
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="TEXT" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="SHOW" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="WIN" />
<policy domain="coder" rights="none" pattern="PLT" />
However, it turns out that cPanel does not like my modification as it changes the files from the state they are upon installation. I could set the RPM to unmanaged, but that would prevent future updates from cPanel for its built in ImageMagick.

How can I:

- Stop the notification emails for check_cpanel_rpms and ImageMagick
- Without disabling the emails for check_cpanel_rpms entirely, just for ImageMagick
- Without making the RPM unmanaged, because it then won't receive future updates
- Without removing the additional policy rules, because that will reintroduce access to the vulnerable coders

I want the policy.xml to receive future updates as well, so that when the cPanel developers add the missing policy rules, it will also update the policy.xml.

I have a feeling that some of these goals will conflict with each other due to how cPanel works. Additionally, I gave the assumption that cPanel will add those additional policy rules to the policy.xml; I do not however have anything to base this assumption on, so I would appreciate some insight as to whether this is in the works or not.

What are some workable approaches in this situation?
 

Sudofox

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Here is the ones in the cPanel fix:
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The cPanel forums don't let me edit my messages ("Your content can not be submitted. This is likely because your content is spam-like or contains inappropriate elements. Please change your content or try again later. If you still have problems, please contact an administrator."). This is probably for the same reason that I am prevented from setting a profile picture or changing my username.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

It's not possible to modify a file associated with a RPM provided by cPanel without the RPM check noticing the change. You will need to set this RPM to unamanged:

Code:
# rpm -qf  /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/etc/ImageMagick-6/policy.xml
cpanel-ImageMagick-6.9.0-4.cp1154.x86_64
Or, you could setup a post cPanel update event hook to modify the policy file after each cPanel update, and setup an email filter to discard notifications about that specific RPM.

Thank you.
 

Sudofox

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Hello,

It's not possible to modify a file associated with a RPM provided by cPanel without the RPM check noticing the change. You will need to set this RPM to unamanged:

Code:
# rpm -qf  /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/etc/ImageMagick-6/policy.xml
cpanel-ImageMagick-6.9.0-4.cp1154.x86_64
Or, you could setup a post cPanel update event hook to modify the policy file after each cPanel update, and setup an email filter to discard notifications about that specific RPM.

Thank you.
Thanks, I will just let cPanel's RPM management sort it out.