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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2004.0212 -- Macromedia Security Bulletin
Security Patch available for ColdFusion MX and JRun 4.0 Web Services DoS
16 March 2004
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: ColdFusion MX
Impact: Denial of Service
Access Required: Remote
Comment: The original bulletin, including links to the available patches,
is available from the Macromedia web site at:
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A security issue that may affect ColdFusion MX and JRun 4.0
customers has come to our attention recently.
To learn about this new issue and what actions you can take
to address it, please visit the Macromedia Security Zone:
MPSB04-04 Security Patch available for ColdFusion MX and
JRun 4.0 Web Services DoS.
Originally Posted: March 15, 2004
ColdFusion MX and JRun 4.0 web services may be vulnerable
to a Denial-of-Service attack from maliciously constructed
ColdFusion Version 5 and earlier versions and JRun 3.1 and
earlier versions do not support web services and are not
If using web services with ColdFusion MX or JRun 4.0, this
fix should be applied if either:
- - the web services are available publicly
- - the web services may be accessed by a potential attacker
NOTE: This fix is NOT required if ColdFusion MX or JRun 4.0
is used only to consume web services provided by others.
Also, the default ColdFusion MX and JRun 4.0 installations
are not vulnerable because they do not contain any deployed
WHAT CUSTOMERS SHOULD DO:
Customers with configurations affected by this bulletin
should follow the recommendations found in the bulletin.
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