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Adobe ColdFusion is vulnerable to cross-site scripting via the logviewer directory

Vulnerability Note VU#295276

Original Release Date: 2013-11-18 | Last Revised: 2013-11-22


Adobe ColdFusion 10 update 11 and possibly earlier versions contain a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) (CWE-79) vulnerability.


CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Adobe ColdFusion 10 update 11 and possibly earlier versions contains a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. An attacker can inject arbitrary HTML content (including script) within the /logviewer/ directory.

The vulnerability requires using a relative path, although there is no directory traversal vulnerability.


A remote unauthenticated attacker can conduct a cross-site scripting attack, which may be used to result in information leakage, privilege escalation, and/or denial of service.


Adobe has posted an advisory which advises users to apply the appropriate hotfix to their version of ColdFusion to address these vulnerabilities.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected


Notified:  May 22, 2013 Updated:  July 23, 2013



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 4.3 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Temporal 3.4 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 0.9 CDP:ND/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Tenable Network Security for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Adam Rauf.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2013-5326
Date Public: 2013-11-15
Date First Published: 2013-11-18
Date Last Updated: 2013-11-22 14:56 UTC
Document Revision: 38

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