ColdFusion (2018 release) Update 3

ColdFusion (2018 release) Update 3


This updates below are cumulative and contain all updates from previous ones. If you are skipping updates, you can apply the latest update, not those you are skipping. Further, you must take note of any changes that are implemented in each of the updates you are skipping.

To see a list of all previous ColdFusion updates, refer to the update page.

ColdFusion (2018 release) Update 3 (release date, 01 March 2019) includes the following changes:

  • Addresses security vulnerabilities mentioned in the security bulletin APSB19-14.
  • In the ColdFusion Administrator, in Server Settings > Settings, there are is an option Blocked file extensions for CFFile uploads.  By default, the following extensions are blocked. For more information, see Server Settings
    • AS
    • ASP
    • ASPX
    • BIN
    • CFC
    • CFM
    • CFML
    • CFR
    • CFSWF
    • DMG
    • EXE
    • HBXML
    • JSP
    • JSPX
    • JWS
    • MXML
    • PHP
    • SWC
    • SWS
  • A new application setting blockedExtForFileUpload. For more information, see Application variables.
  • The Admin API, setRuntimeProperty has a new property, BlockedExtForFileUpload. The values are a comma-separated list of file extensions to restrict file uploading of the appropriate files. For example,
    runtime = createObject("component", "CFIDE.adminapi.runtime");
    runtime.setRuntimeProperty("BlockedExtForFileUpload","CFM,CFC,ASP, JSP");

For more information, refer to the release notes.


To view all ColdFusion (2018 release) updates, see the Updates page.

Bugs fixed

Bug ID



Assigning the result of a QueryExecute directly to a variable reference with an array or struct notation results in an exception in the compiler.

Core Runtime

Known issues

If you log in as a non-Admin ColdFusion user, the section Server Settings > Security in ColdFusion Administrator displays an error.


  1. On 64-bit computers, use 64-bit JRE for 64-bit ColdFusion.
  2. If the ColdFusion server is behind a proxy, specify the proxy settings for the server to get the update notification and download the updates. Specify proxy settings using the system properties below in the jvm.config for a stand-alone installation, or corresponding script file for JEE installation.
    • http.proxyHost
    • http.proxyPort
    • http.proxyUser
    • http.proxyPassword
  3. For ColdFusion running on JEE application servers, stop all application server instances before installing the update.


For instructions on how to install this update, see  Server Update section. For any questions related to updates, see this FAQ

  • The update can be installed from the Administrator of a ColdFusion instance or through the command-line option.
  • Windows users can launch the ColdFusion Administrator using Start > All Programs > Adobe > Coldfusion 2018 > Administrator.
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server R2 2012, and Windows Server 2016 users must use the “Run as Administrator” option to launch  wsconfig  tool at {cf_install_home}/{instance_name}/runtime/bin.
  • If you get the following error when installing the update using the Download and Install option, ensure that the folder {cf_install_home}/{instance_name}/hf_updates has write permission: "An error occurred when performing a file operation write on file {cf_install_home}/{instance_name}/hf-updates/".
  • The connector configuration files are backed up at {cf_install_home}/config/ wsconfig /backup. Add back any custom changes made to the file after reconfiguring the connector.

Installing the update manually

  1. Click the link to download the JAR.
  2. Execute the following command on the downloaded JAR. You must have privileges to start or stop ColdFusion service and full access to the ColdFusion root directory.

    Windows: <cf_root>/jre/bin/java.exe -jar <jar-file-dir>/hotfix-003-314033.jar

    Linux-based platforms: <cf_root>/jre/bin/java -jar <jar-file-dir>/hotfix-003-314033.jar

Ensure that the JRE bundled with ColdFusion is used for executing the downloaded JAR. For standalone ColdFusion, this must be at, <cf_root>/jre/bin.

Install the update from a user account that has permissions to restart ColdFusion services and other configured webservers .

For further details on how to manually update the application, see the help article.

Post installation

After applying this update, the ColdFusion build number should be 2018,0,03,314033


To uninstall the update, perform one of the following:

  • In ColdFusion Administrator, click Uninstall in Server Update Updates Installed Updates.
  • Run the uninstaller for the update from the command prompt. For example, java -jar {cf_install_home}/{instance_home}/hf_updates/hf-2018-00003-314033/uninstall /uninstaller.jar

If you can't uninstall the update using the above-mentioned uninstall options, the uninstaller could be corrupted. However, you can manually uninstall the update by doing the following:

  1. Delete the update jar from {cf_install_home}/{instance_name}/lib/updates.
  2. Copy all folders from {cf_install_home}/{instance_name}/hf-updates/{hf-2018-00003-314033}/backup directory to {cf_install_home}/{instance_name}/

Connector configuration

2018 Update

Connector recreation required

Update 3

* No



* If you are upgrading from Update 2, you do not have to configure the connector. If you are on Update 1 or an earlier build, and upgrading to Update 3, you must configure the connector.


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