When running the Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6.1 Updater 1 Administrator under an SSL site, the Administrator is unable to load the left navigation frame (navserver.cfm). The remainder of the page will load correctly, however the left frame normally containing the navigation links will be blank.
The issue is due to an internal cfhttp call in the navserver.cfm that is hardcoded as "http". It never times out because there is no hardcoded timeout in that cfhttp call and by default the ColdFusion Administrators timeout is disabled.
This has been identified as Macromedia issue 57619. This TechNote provides a hot fix for this issue.