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Allaire ColdFusion Server contains vulnerability allowing templates to be overwritten by zero byte file of the same name

Vulnerability Note VU#321475

Original Release Date: 2001-08-03 | Last Revised: 2001-08-03


A vulnerability exists in Allaire ColdFusion Server which allows an attacker to overwrite ColdFusion Server templates with zero byte files.


A remotely exploitable vulnerability exists in the Allaire ColdFusion Server which could allow an attacker to overwrite ColdFusion Server templates with zero byte files. For more information on this vulnerability and versions affected, please see the Macromedia Product Security Bulletin (MPSB01-07).


This vulnerability may allow an attacker to alter 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


Macromedia Affected

Updated:  August 03, 2001



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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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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: None
Severity Metric: 9.36
Date Public: 2001-07-11
Date First Published: 2001-08-03
Date Last Updated: 2001-08-03 13:12 UTC
Document Revision: 6

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