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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Adobe ColdFusion Vendors:   Macromedia
ColdFusion MX File Upload Disk Space Management Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1009825
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0407   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 22 2004
Original Entry Date:  Apr 15 2004
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): MX 6.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in ColdFusion MX. A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions on the target server.

Macromedia reported that a remote authenticated user can repeatedly upload files via an HTML form and interrupt each upload prior to completion to cause denial of service conditions. The server may fail to reclaim disk space allocated for each file upload, the report said.

Macromedia credits with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can cause excessive disk space to be consumed on the target system, resulting in denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has released a patch, available at:

For installation instructions, see the vendor's advisory at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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