APSA13-03 - Security Advisory for ColdFusion

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description APSA13-03 - Security Advisory for ColdFusion
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution APSA13-03
Vendor description 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: Restrict public access to the CFIDE/administrator, CFIDE/adminapi and CFIDE/gettingstarted* directories by following the hardening guidance in the ColdFusion 9 Lockdown Guide and ColdFusion 10 Lockdown Guide 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.
SophosLabs comments SophosLabs recommends that you update as soon as possible because ColdFusion is a popular attack vector.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 08 May 2013
Affected software ColdFusion 10, 9.0.2, 9.0.1 and 9.0 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX
References
Credits
  • Marcin Siedlarz
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • May 14, 2013 - Initial analysis written

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