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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Adobe ColdFusion Vendors:   Macromedia
Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6.1 Access Control Flaw Lets Objects Bypass Sandbox Security
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1008877
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1008877
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 28 2004
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): MX 6.1 Enterprise, MX 6.1 J2EE
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Macromedia's ColdFusion. A Java object can bypass the sandbox security features.

It is reported that a remote authenticated user can create Java objects that can instantiate classes without using CreateObject() or <cfobject> tags, thereby bypassing the ColdFusion MX 6.1 sandbox security features.

The vendor reports that ColdFusion MX (aka version 6.0) and ColdFusion MX 6.1 Standard Edition are not vulnerable.

Macromedia has assigned a "critical" severity rating to this issue.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user (with privileges to create Java objects on the target system) can bypass sandbox security restrictions to access data and functions belonging to other objects.
Solution:   Macromedia has released the Sandbox Security patch (7 KB ZIP) for ColdFusion MX 6.1, available at:

http://download.macromedia.com/pub/security/mpsb04-01.zip

Vendor URL:  www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/security_zone/mpsb04-01.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/security_zone/mpsb04-01.html


http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/security/security_zone/mpsb04-01.html

 > MPSB04-01 Security Patch available for ColdFusion MX sandbox security

Macromedia reported that a remote authenticated user can create Java objects that can 
bypass the ColdFusion MX 6.1 sandbox security features.  The report indicates that a user 
can instantiate classes without using CreateObject() or <cfobject> tags.

The vendor reports that ColdFusion MX (aka version 6.0) and ColdFusion MX 6.1 Standard 
edition are not vulnerable.

Macromedia has assigned a "critical" severity rating to this issue.

Macromedia has released the Sandbox Security patch (7 KB ZIP) for ColdFusion MX 6.1, 
available at:

http://download.macromedia.com/pub/security/mpsb04-01.zip


 
 


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