Adobe ColdFusion Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Notification

Adobe ColdFusion Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Notification

março 20, 2023 | NSFOCUS

Vulnerability Overview

Recently, NSFOCUS CERT monitored that Adobe has officially released security notices and fixed multiple Adobe ColdFusion vulnerabilities. Please take protective measures as soon as possible. Key vulnerabilities are as follows:

Adobe ColdFusion deserialization vulnerability (CVE-2023-26359):

Due to a flaw in Adobe ColdFusion’s deserialization security check, unauthenticated remote attackers can conduct deserialization attacks by constructing malicious data packets, which can ultimately enable the execution of arbitrary code on the target system, with a CVSS score of 9.8.

Adobe ColdFusion Improper Access Control Vulnerability (CVE-2023-26360):

Due to a flaw in Adobe ColdFusion that improperly controls resource access, unauthenticated attackers can exploit this vulnerability to achieve arbitrary code execution on the target system without user interaction. Currently, it has been detected that this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild, with a CVSS score of 8.6.

Adobe ColdFusion is a server side programming language and development platform for building dynamic Web applications. It is developed and maintained by Adobe Systems and uses a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) as its runtime environment. ColdFusion supports multiple programming languages, including CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language), JavaScript, Java,. NET, and other Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and SQL.

Reference link:

Scope of Impact

Affected version

External Version:

  • Adobe ColdFusion 2021 <= 2021 Update 5
  • Adobe ColdFusion 2018 <= 2018 Update 15

Internal Version:

  • Adobe ColdFusion 2021 < 2021.0.06.330132
  • Adobe ColdFusion 2018 < 2018.0.16,330130

Unaffected version

External Version:

  • Adobe ColdFusion 2021 Update 6
  • Adobe ColdFusion 2018 Update 16

Internal Version:

  • Adobe ColdFusion 2021 >= 2021.0.06.330132
  • Adobe ColdFusion 2018 >= 2018.0.16.330130


Relevant users can determine whether the current application is at risk through version detection.

Method 1: After logging in to the system, access/CFIDE/administrator/index.cfm to view the version in the system information.

Method 2: Execute the cfinfo – version (info) command under bin of the Adobe ColdFusion installation directory to view the version. If the current version is within the affected range, there may be a security risk.


Official upgrade

Currently, the vulnerability has been officially fixed in the latest version. Affected users are requested to upgrade the version as soon as possible for protection. The reference link is as follows:

Adobe ColdFusion 2021:

Adobe ColdFusion 2018:

Manual upgrade

For Adobe ColdFusion 2018:

Step 1: Visit the following link to download the patch

Step 2: Execute the following corresponding commands based on the downloaded patch file (you must have full access to start or stop the ColdFusion service and the ColdFusion root directory.)

Execute under Windows:

<cf_ root>/jre/bin/java.exe -jar <jar-file-dir>/hotfix-*.jar

Execute under Linux:

<cf_ root>/jre/bin/java -jar <jar-file-dir>/hotfix-*.jar

Ensure that the JRE bundled with ColdFusion is used to execute the downloaded JAR. For standalone ColdFusion, it must be located at<cf_ root>/jre/bin。

For more information, please refer to the official tutorial:

For Adobe ColdFusion 2021:

Step 1: Visit the following link to download the patch:

Step 2: Visit the following link to download the repository and unzip it to a location that all ColdFusion server instances can access:

Step 3: Update the cfusion/lib/neo of cfusion and all its child instances_ “Packageurl” in updates.xml to point to the<InstallerReposityUnzippedPath>/bundles/bundles dependency. json in the download folder

Note: If the core server patch is successfully installed, but there are issues with the package, you can install or update the package from the package manager client (cfusion  bin  cfpm. bat | cfpm. sh)

Step 4: Refer to Step 2 in Adobe ColdFusion 2018 Upgrade


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