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Update available for ColdFusion MX 7 and ColdFusion 8 Cross-Site Scripting issue

Release date: March 11, 2008

Vulnerability identifier: APSB08-07

CVE number: CVE-2008-0644

Platform: All platforms

Affected software versions: ColdFusion 8 and ColdFusion MX 7

Summary

A vulnerability in ColdFusion 8 and ColdFusion MX 7 could allow an attacker to bypass ColdFusion’s cross-site scripting protection for certain ColdFusion applications. Only ColdFusion applications where the Application.cfm or Application.cfc contains the setEncoding function would be vulnerable to this attack.

Solution

Adobe recommends ColdFusion MX 7 and ColdFusion 8 customers update their installation using the instructions below:

ColdFusion 8:

Adobe recommends ColdFusion 8 customers download and install ColdFusion 8 Cumulative Hot Fix 3.

ColdFusion MX 7:

Adobe recommends ColdFusion MX 7 customers update their installation using the instructions in technote KB403202.

Severity rating

Adobe categorizes this as an important issue and recommends affected users update their installations.

Details

A vulnerability in ColdFusion 8 and ColdFusion MX 7 could allow an attacker to bypass ColdFusion’s cross-site scripting protection for certain ColdFusion applications. Only ColdFusion applications where the Application.cfm or Application.cfc contains the setEncoding function would be vulnerable to this attack. This issue is remotely exploitable.

Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank Shigeyoshi Muraoka of IT Frontier Corporation for reporting this vulnerability and for working with us to help protect our customers' security.

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