ColdFusion (2016 release) Update 2

ColdFusion (2016 release) Update 2 (release date June 14, 2016) includes the following changes:

  • Specifying the type of data when serializing structs or arrays.
  • Configuring SSL in API Manager to access API Manager portals over HTTPS.
  • New member functions.
  • OpenSSL libraries are upgraded to version 1.0.2h.
  • Addresses a vulnerability mentioned in the security bulletin APSB16-22
  • Several important bug fixes for security, core language features, server, and other areas.

For more information, refer to the release notes.

Note: This update is specific to ColdFusion (2016 release)

Bugs fixed

For the detailed list of bugs fixed in this update, refer to this document.

Known issues

For a list of known issues in this release, see Known issues.


  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.
  4. If you have applied the early access release (pre-release) build of ColdFusion (2016 release) Update 2, follow the steps below to reinstall it.
    1. Reinstate the update URL by clicking on the "Restore Default URL" button in the "Server Updates" section in the ColdFusion administrator.
    2. Switch to the "Available Updates" tab and click on the "Check for Updates" button.
    3. Download and install Update 2. 


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 2016 > Administrator.
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, 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/".

Post installation

After applying this update, the ColdFusion build number should be 2016,0,02,299200.


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-2016-00002/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-2016-00002}/backup directory to {cf_install_home}/{instance_name}/
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