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

Vulnerability Note VU#135531

Original Release Date: 2001-07-30 | Last Revised: 2003-04-09


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

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Macromedia Inc.

Notified:  July 11, 2001 Updated:  July 30, 2001



Vendor Statement

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Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A



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: CVE-2001-1120
Severity Metric: 18.98
Date Public: 2001-07-11
Date First Published: 2001-07-30
Date Last Updated: 2003-04-09 19:24 UTC
Document Revision: 24

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