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Security Advisory for ColdFusion

Release date: May 8, 2013

Last updated: May 14, 2013

Vulnerability identifier: APSA13-03

Priority: 1

CVE number: CVE-2013-3336

Platform: All

Summary

Adobe has identified a critical vulnerability affecting ColdFusion 10, 9.0.2, 9.0.1 and 9.0 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX. This vulnerability (CVE-2013-3336) could permit an unauthorized user to remotely retrieve files stored on the server.

There are reports that an exploit for this vulnerability is publicly available.  ColdFusion customers who have restricted public access to the CFIDE/administrator, CFIDE/adminapi and CFIDE/gettingstarted* directories (as outlined in the ColdFusion 9 Lockdown Guide and ColdFusion 10 Lockdown Guide) are already mitigated against this issue.  Customers who have not already applied these steps can protect themselves from CVE-2013-3336 by implementing the following configuration settings:

Adobe has released a security hotfix for ColdFusion 10, 9.0.2, 9.0.1 and 9.0 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX. Adobe recommends users update their product installation using the instructions provided in the "Solution" section of Security Bulletin APSB13-13.

Affected software versions

ColdFusion 10, 9.0.2, 9.0.1 and 9.0 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX

Mitigations

Adobe recommends ColdFusion customers take the following steps to mitigate this vulnerability:

Details

Adobe has identified a critical vulnerability affecting ColdFusion 10, 9.0.2, 9.0.1 and 9.0 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX. This vulnerability (CVE-2013-3336) could permit an unauthorized user to remotely retrieve files stored on the server.

There are reports that an exploit for this vulnerability is publicly available.  ColdFusion customers who have restricted public access to the CFIDE/administrator, CFIDE/adminapi and CFIDE/gettingstarted* directories (as outlined in the ColdFusion 9 Lockdown Guide and ColdFusion 10 Lockdown Guide) are already mitigated against this issue.  Customers who have not already applied these steps can protect themselves from CVE-2013-3336 by implementing the following configuration settings:

Adobe has released a security hotfix for ColdFusion 10, 9.0.2, 9.0.1 and 9.0 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX. Adobe recommends users update their product installation using the instructions provided in the "Solution" section of Security Bulletin APSB13-13.

Users may monitor the latest information on the Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team blog at http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt or by subscribing to the RSS feed at http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/atom.xml.

* Note that the CFIDE/gettingstarted directory is only applicable on ColdFusion version 8.x and earlier.

Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank Marcin Siedlarz of Symantec Security Response for reporting the relevant issue (CVE-2013-3336) and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers.

Revisions

May 9, 2013: Revised to clarify the CFIDE/gettingstarted directory is only applicable to ColdFusion version 8.x and earlier.

May 14, 2013: Updated to include hyperlinks pointing to security hotfix announced in APSB13-13.

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