ColdFusion (2018 release) Update 5


If you are updating via ColdFusion Administrator:

Before installing Update 5, it is mandatory to be on Update 4 of ColdFusion (2018 release).

If you are on Update 3 or an earlier update, you must install Update 4, and then proceed to installing Update 5. For more information, see ColdFusion (2018 release) and ColdFusion (2016 release) mandatory updates.

To install previous updates, see ColdFusion (2018 release) Updates.

ColdFusion (2018 release) Update 5 (release date, 24 Sep, 2019) includes the following changes:

What's new and changed


The Update 5 of the 2018 release of ColdFusion addresses security vulnerabilities mentioned in the security bulletin APSB19-47.

Language enhancements

New Array functions:

New Struct functions:

New Query functions:

Other language upates:

Arrow functions

ColdFusion (2018 release) Update 5 introduces a new way of writing functions, known as Arrow Function or Fat Arrow Function (=>).

For more information, see Arrow functions in ColdFusion.

ColdFusion Administrator changes

Server Auto-Lockdown Installer for Solaris

Install Server Auto-Lockdown on Solaris 10.3 and above. For installation details, see Install Server Auto-LockdownTo download the installer for Solaris, see Server Lockdown downloads.



Application Server support

Server Version
WildFly 17
Tomcat 9.0.21

OEM upgrades

OEM Version
JDK 12
Tomcat 9.0.21
Apache Tika 1.21
Batik XML 1.11
ZingChart 2.8.6
Derby jars 10.11

Operating System support

OS Version
Ubuntu 19
CentOS 7.6

Bugs fixed

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

Known issues

For known issues in this release, refer to Known issues.


  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-005-315699.jar

    Linux-based platforms: <cf_root>/jre/bin/java -jar <jar-file-dir>/hotfix-005-315699.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 2018,0,05,315699


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-2018-00005-315699/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-2018-00005-315699}/backup directory to {cf_install_home}/{instance_name}/

Connector configuration

2018 Update Connector recreation required
Update 5 Yes
Update 4 No
Update 3 No
Update 2 Yes
Update 1 Yes