ColdFusion 11 Update 4

ColdFusion 11 Update 4 (release date February 19 2015) includes bug fixes related to JSON, imaging, websockets, charting, language, and database. This update is cumulative and includes fixes from previous ColdFusion 11 updates.

Important note

ColdFusion 11 Update 4 introduces a new jvm flag (-Dcoldfusion.ignoredbvarname), which can be used to disable the dbvarname attribute in the cfprocparam tag. This attribute was deprecated with ColdFusion MX and subsequently reintroduced with ColdFusion 11 Update 3. See bug 3919479 for further details.


This update is specific to ColdFusion 11.

Bugs fixed





SerializeJSON() converts name "No" to false in JSON output.


Image functions result in an error on OS X (Mavericks).


Websockets do not work when configured with SSL.


Issue using legend property when specified in a json file.


Issue with Elvis operator after applying Update 3.


Provide an option to disable dbvarname attribute in cfstoredproc tag.


Server Monitor on Jetty and content generated by cfhtmltopdf not accessible on Solaris.


  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 instance or through the command-line option.
  • Windows users can launch the ColdFusion Administrator using Start > All Programs > Adobe > Coldfusion 11 > Administrator.
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012 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/".
  • If you have not applied ColdFusion 11 Update 1, reconfigure the connector after applying this update using the wsconfig tool. It is available at {cf_install_home}/{instance_name}/runtime/bin. On Windows, it can be launched by choosing Start > All Programs > Adobe > ColdFusion 11 > Web Server Configuration Tool. Add back any custom changes made to the file after reconfiguring the connector.

Post installation

  • After applying this update, ColdFusion build number should be 11,0,04,293328.
  • If you are upgrading to JDK 8 after installing ColdFusion 11 Update 4, copy tools.jar manually from {JDK_Home}/lib to {cf_install_home}/cfusion/lib/. Overlooking this step can result in the failure of ColdFusion Web Services. And make sure that the stubs generated earlier are cleared from {cf_install_home}/cfusion/stubs/ folder to get the newly compiled classes.
  • If you have not applied Update 3 or not reconfigured the connector after applying Update 3, reconfigure the connector using wsconfig tool. It is available at {cf_install_home}/{instance_name}/runtime/bin. On Windows, it can be launched by choosing Start > All Programs > Adobe > ColdFusion 11 > Web Server Configuration Tool. 
Important Note: Adobe recommends that you take a backup of all connector configuration files before you consider reconfiguring the connector. Connector-related configuration files are available at {cf_install_home}/config/wsconfig/. Add back any custom changes made to the file after reconfiguring the connector.


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-11-00004/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-11-00004}/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).



February 20 2015:  Post Installation section added to this article.

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