Vulnerability Note VU#135531

Allaire ColdFusion Server contains vulnerability allowing unauthorized user read/delete access to files

Original Release date: 30 Jul 2001 | Last revised: 09 Apr 2003


A vulnerability exists in Allaire ColdFusion Server which allows an attacker to have unauthorized read and delete access to files on the target host.


A remotely exploitable vulnerability exists in the Allaire ColdFusion Server which could allow an attacker to have unauthorized read and delete access to files on the target host. For more information on this vulnerability and versions affected, please see the Macromedia Product Security Bulletin (MPSB01-07).


An attacker can cause the ColdFusion server to retrieve or delete arbitrary files accessible to the ColdFusion server process. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to disclose confidential information and/or destroy data on the target host. Note that this attack does not depend on how the targeted site's ColdFusion application is coded in the ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML).


Apply the following patches available from Allaire:

Windows Editions
Solairs Editions
Linux Editions
HP-UX Editions

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Macromedia Inc.Affected11 Jul 200130 Jul 2001
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This vulnerability was reported to the CERT/CC by Macromedia on July 11, 2001.

This document was written by Ian A. Finlay.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2001-1120
  • Date Public: 11 Jul 2001
  • Date First Published: 30 Jul 2001
  • Date Last Updated: 09 Apr 2003
  • Severity Metric: 18.98
  • Document Revision: 24


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