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Adobe ColdFusion Could Allow for Remote Code Execution (APSB13-13)
A vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe ColdFusion which could allow for unauthorized remote code execution. Adobe ColdFusion is an application server that enables rapid development, deployment, and maintenance of web applications. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
- Adobe ColdFusion 10
- Adobe ColdFusion 9.0.2
- Adobe ColdFusion 9.0.1
- Adobe ColdFusion 9.0
- Large and medium government entities: High
- Small government entities: High
- Large and medium business entities: High
- Small business entities: High
Home users: Low
Adobe ColdFusion is prone to a vulnerability that allows for unauthorized remote code execution. Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.
Adobe has released a hotfix that addresses this vulnerability. Instructions to update this application can be found at the following link:
We recommend the following actions be taken:
- Update Adobe ColdFusion on vulnerable systems using the instructions provided by Adobe http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-security-hotfix-apsb13-13.html
- Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
- Refer Adobe's to publically available ColdFusion 9 and Coldfusion 10 Lockdown guides.