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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe ColdFusion Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe ColdFusion Sandbox Bypass Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021145
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4831   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 6 2008
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.0.2, 8.0.0, 8.0.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe ColdFusion. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can bypass sandbox security restrictions to access potentially sensitive information and potentially gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The vendor indicates that ColdFusion servers in a shared hosting environment are particularly affected.

Jochem van Dieten reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued hotfixes for 7.0.2, 8.0.0, 8.0.1.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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