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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe ColdFusion Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe ColdFusion Bugs Enable Cross-Site Scripting Evasion, Path Disclosure, and Internal Address Disclosure
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017361
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6482, CVE-2006-6483   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 13 2007
Original Entry Date:  Dec 11 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): MX 7, possibly MX6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe ColdFusion. A remote user can bypass cross-site scripting protections. A remote user can determine the installation path. A remote user can determine the internal IP address.

A remote user can insert a %00 character within a '<script>' tag to bypass cross-site scripting protections.

A demonstration exploit URL is of the following form:


If a global error handler has not been defined, a remote user can submit an invalid request to cause the system to disclose the installation path. A request for an existing file that has a file extension that is not processed by the web server can trigger the flaw. The following extensions can be exploited:


A remote user can also determine the internal network IP address by making a request to the following page without a host value:


The vendor was notified on November 11, 2006.

Brett Moore of discovered these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can bypass cross-site scripting protections.

A remote user can determine the installation path.

A remote user can determine the internal IP address.

Solution:   Adobe has issued a fix for the cross-site scripting vulnerability [CVE-2006-6483], available at:

No solution was available for the information disclosure vulnerability [CVE-2006-6482] at the time of this entry.

The Adobe advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), Linux (SuSE), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [Full-disclosure] [SBDA] - ColdFusion MX7 - Multiple Vulnerabilities

Just clearing stuff out before Christmas.

= ColdFusion MX7 - Multiple Vulnerabilities
= Vendor Website:  
= Affected Software:
=       ColdFusion MX7 (and possibly MX6)
= Public disclosure on Monday December 11, 2006

== Overview ==

This advisory discloses three separate security issues in ColdFusion

* Server Path Disclosure * 

It is possible to cause the server to disclose the local path by making 
an invalid request. This information could be used to aide in other file
or path based attacks.

The request must be for an existing file, that has an extension not 
handled by the web server. (ie: not asp,aspx).

The request must be terminated with either of the following;

Some example requests are;

This has been confirmed against installs that do NOT have debugging or 
robust exception information turned on. 

Sending a request in this format returns a message similar to;
    Error parsing the Tag Library Descriptor

* Internal IP Address Disclosure *

It is possible to cause the server to disclose the internal network IP
address of the host. This information could be used to aide in other 
network based attacks.

Making a request to the /CFIDE/administrator/login.cfm page WITHOUT 
supplying a host, will result in the internal IP address of the 
server to be disclosed as part of an href tag.

GET /CFIDE/administrator/login.cfm HTTP/1.0

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.1
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 05:44:02 GMT



* Cross Site Scripting Protection Bypass *

ColdFusion MX7 appears to have built in protection against cross 
site scripting attacks, and will replace <script> tags with 
<invalid tag>.

Example URL that is converted to a 'safe' format;


By inserting a %00 within the <script> tag, it is possible to still 
conduct cross site scripting attacks against users of 
Internet Explorer.

Example URL that will have script executed;


== Solutions ==

Currently, the issues outlined in the report are being considered for 
the next major version of ColdFusion - the release date is currently not

finalized. There is currently no plan to release security bulletins for 
any of the issues from the report

== Credit ==

Discovered and advised to Adobe November 11, 2006 by Brett Moore of

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