Adobe ColdFusion Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Information and Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026328|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1026328
(Links to External Site)
Date: Nov 16 2011
Denial of service via network, Disclosure of system information|
Exploit Included: Yes |
Version(s): 9 and prior versions|
Several vulnerabilities were reported in Adobe ColdFusion. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions. A remote user can determine the installation path. A remote user can determine installed components.|
A remote user can submit the following request to cause the components cache to update, which may cause a heavy load on the target server:
A remote user can submit the following request to determine the installed components and the paths to the components:
A remote user can determine the installation path using the following URLs:
The vendor was notified on June 30, 2011.
The original advisory is available at:
MustLive reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.|
A remote user can determine the installation path.
A remote user can determine installed components.
No solution was available at the time of this entry.|
Vendor URL: www.adobe.com/ (Links to External Site)
Access control error, Input validation error|
Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (2008), Windows (7), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)|
Source Message Contents
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:51:20 +0200|
Subject: [Full-disclosure] IL, DoS and FPD vulnerabilities in Adobe ColdFusion
I want to warn you about new security vulnerabilities in Adobe ColdFusion.
In addition to multiple holes, which I've informed earlier.
These are Information Leakage, Denial of Service and Full path disclosure
Vulnerable are Adobe ColdFusion 9 and previous versions.
Taking into account that Adobe ignored these (as many others)
vulnerabilities, then administrators of web sites on ColdFusion need to fix
these issues by themselves. Which can be done by using of few simple
methods (hiding admin panel or putting all affected scripts under the
authentication). And there are many sites which are using these methods.
Information Leakage (WASC-13):
Leakage of the list of all components installed at the server and paths to
At this request the update of components cache occurs, which leads to
overload of the server, if large amount of components is installed.
Full path disclosure (WASC-13):
http://site/CFIDE/debug/cf_debugFr.cfm (in body of page with frames)
There are many other FPD in admin panel of ColdFusion.
2011.06.30 - when I was informing developers about previous holes, I've
briefly informed them about these ones.
2011.09.21 - announced at my site.
2011.09.21 - informed developers.
2011.11.14 - disclosed at my site.
I mentioned about these vulnerabilities at my site:
Best wishes & regards,
Administrator of Websecurity web site
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