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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Update: Hotfixes available for ColdFusion
15 June 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Adobe ColdFusion
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2016-4159
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Adobe Security Bulletin
Security Update: Hotfixes available for ColdFusion
Release date: June 14, 2016
Vulnerability identifier: APSB16-22
CVE number: CVE-2016-4159
Adobe has released security hotfixes for ColdFusion versions 10, 11 and the
2016 release. These hotfixes resolve an input validation issue that could be
used in reflected XSS (cross-site scripting) attacks (CVE-2016-4159).
Adobe recommends that customers apply the appropriate hotfix using the
instructions provided in the "Solution" section below.
Product Affected Versions Platform
ColdFusion (2016 release) Update 1 All
ColdFusion 11 Update 8 and earlier versions All
ColdFusion 10 Update 19 and earlier versions All
Adobe categorizes this hotfix with the following priority rating and
recommends users update their installations to the newest versions:
Product Hotfix Version Platform Priority rating Availability
ColdFusion (2016 release) Update 2 All 2 Tech note
ColdFusion 11 Update 9 All 2 Tech note
ColdFusion 10 Update 20 All 2 Tech note
Adobe recommends ColdFusion customers update their installation using the
instructions provided in the relevant technote:
ColdFusion (2016 release):
Customers should also apply the security configuration settings as outlined on
the ColdFusion Security page as well as review the respective Lockdown guide.
ColdFusion (2016 release) Lockdown guide
ColdFusion 11 Lockdown Guide
ColdFusion 10 Lockdown Guide.
These hotfixes resolve an important input validation issue (CVE-2016-4159)
that could be exploited to conduct cross-site scripting attacks.
Adobe would like to thank Godwin Schembri for reporting this issue
(CVE-2016-4159) and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers.
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