Q&A: Is The Silverline WAF Able To Protect Against CVE-2020-7961?




  • Can you please confirm if the current service as provided by Silverline WAF is able to protect against CVE-2020-7961?
  • What mitigation is automatically in place and what actions need to be taken to enable mitigation through F5 Silverline WAF service - if any?



  • Silverline Managed WAF
  • Silverline WAF Express



  • Yes, the Silverline WAF service can protect against CVE-2020-7961.
  • The Attack Signatures WAF module will need to be in "Blocking" to protect against this CVE.
    • Included in Phase 1 Blocking setup
    • Included in "Blocking" for WAF Express customers
  • Specifically the signatures 200004325 - "Java code injection - com.mchange.v2.c3p0.WrapperConnectionPoolDataSource (Parameter)" and 200004326 - "Java code injection - com.mchange.v2.c3p0.WrapperConnectionPoolDataSource (Header)".


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