Published:2009/08/19  Last Updated:2009/08/19

ColdFusion vulnerable to cross-site scripting


ColdFusion provided by Adobe contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Products Affected

  • ColdFusion 8.0.1 and earlier


ColdFusion from Adobe is a software to develop web applications. ColdFusion contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

This vulnerability is different from JVN#28356427 and JVN#48566866.


An arbitrary script may be executed on the user's web browser.


Update the Software

Apply the latest update provided by the vendor.
For more information, refer to the vendor's website.

Vendor Status

Vendor Link
Adobe Adobe Security Bulletin APSB09-12
Security Update: Hotfixes available for ColdFusion and JRun
Adobe ColdFusion 8


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2009.08.19

Measures Conditions Severity
Access Required Routed - can be attacked over the Internet using packets
  • High
Authentication None - anonymous or no authentication (IP addresses do not count)
  • High
User Interaction Required Simple - the user must be convinced to take a standard action that does not feel harmful to most users, such as click on a link or view a file
  • Medium
Exploit Complexity Low - little to no expertise and/or luck required to exploit (cross-site scripting)
  • High

Description of each analysis measures


Project VEX of UBsecure, Inc. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the vendor under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2009-1875
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2009-000054

Update History