CIS CYBER SECURITY ADVISORIES

MS-ISAC CYBER SECURITY ADVISORY NUMBER:
2013-048

DATE(S) ISSUED:
05/14/2013

SUBJECT:
Adobe ColdFusion Could Allow for Remote Code Execution (APSB13-13)

OVERVIEW:

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.

SYSTEMS AFFECTED:

  • Adobe ColdFusion 10
  • Adobe ColdFusion 9.0.2
  • Adobe ColdFusion 9.0.1
  • Adobe ColdFusion 9.0

RISK:

Government:

  • Large and medium government entities: High
  • Small government entities: High

Businesses:

  • Large and medium business entities: High
  • Small business entities: High

Home users: Low

DESCRIPTION:

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:

http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-security-hotfix-apsb13-13.html

RECOMMENDATIONS:

We recommend the following actions be taken:

REFERENCES:

Adobe:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-13.html

CVE:

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1389