ColdFusion 11 Update 18

ColdFusion 11 Update 18


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 11 Update 18 (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 the security fixes to take effect, ColdFusion must be on JDK 1.7.0_131 or JDK 1.8.0_121 or higher.

To see a list of all previous ColdFusion 11 updates, refer to the update page.

Known issues

ColdFusion 11 ODBC Server service does not start in some cases if the file msvcr71.dll is missing.


Copy the file msvcr71.dll from the backup folder CF_HOME/cfusion/hf-updates/hf-11-000<update_number>/backup/db/slserver54/bin to:

  1. [CF_HOME]\cfusion\db\slserver54\bin
  2. [CF_HOME]\cfusion\db\slserver54\admin

If the file does not exist in the backup, download the file and copy it to the locations mentioned above.


  1. On 64-bit computer, use 32-bit JRE for 32-bit ColdFusion and 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, refer  this FAQ.

  • The update can be installed from the Administrator of a ColdFusion server instance or through the command-line option.
  • Windows users can launch the ColdFusion Administrator using Start > All Programs > Adobe > Coldfusion 11 > Administrator.
  • 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/".
  • From Update 5 onwards, 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 update JAR,
  2. Execute the following command on the downloaded JAR. Launch the command prompt to apply the update. 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_018.jar

    Linux-based platforms: <cf_root>/jre/bin/java -jar <jar-file-dir>/hotfix_018.jar

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

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 11,0,18,314030.


To uninstall the update, do 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-11-00018/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-11-00018}/backup directory to {cf_install_home}/{instance_name}/


  1. In the ColdFusion Administrator, if you see the update listed in both Available Updates and Installed Updates, it could be a caching issue. Do the following:
    1. Navigate to Server Update > Updates > Available Updates and click Check For Updates.
    2. Press Ctrl+F5 to remove the bulb notification from the top banner of the ColdFusion Administrator.
  2. If ColdFusion server doesn't start automatically (ps -ef | grep -i coldfusion command indicates ColdFusion is running, but the ColdFusion Administrator cannot be accessed), restart the server manually after applying the update. This issue is rare and occurs on few Unix or Linux-based operating systems (when buffer allocation size of the machine console is almost zero).


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