The following fixes are contained in ColdFusion 9.0.1 Cumulative Hot fix 2 (CHF2). Adobe recommends that you apply CHF2 to ColdFusion 9.0.1 only if you are experiencing one or more of the issues listed in the following table. This cumulative hot fix is specific to ColdFusion 9.0.1 and you should not to apply it to any other releases. 

 Note - Cumulative Hotfix 2 consists of previously released fixes for the Security issues mentioned in the bulletins APSB11-04, APSB11-14APSB11-15 along with the cumulative hotfix 1 and the new bug fixes. This cumulative hot fix also has the new session invalid fix added to the Security hot fix. 

Bug ID  Description  Added in Cumulative Hot fix 
APSB11-04 Security fix for cross-site scripting, session fixation, CRLF injection and information disclosure. 2
APSB11-14 Security fix for cross-site request forgery (CSRF) or a remote denial-of-service (DOS). 2
APSB11-15 Security fix for unrestricted class creation during AMF/AMFX deserialization and complex  object graph vulnerabilities.  2
81110  ColdFusion throws “org.apache.bcel.generic.ClassGenException: Invalid branch target position offset for goto” exception if there is a lot of code inside cfloop. 2
83094 ColdFusion throws ArrayIndexOutofBounds exception when cfstoredproc returns multiple result sets and application code uses duplicate function against the result set. 2
83185  CFFTP listDir action does not work with WFTPD ftp server. 2
83316  Cfexchangemail getAttachments action does not work with Outlook email messages attached to the email. All the .msg attachments are droped. Issue is fixed only for Exchange 2003. 2
83425  Cfcontent or Cfheader throws 404 error when the file size is larger than 300 MB. 2
83447 CFFile Upload action will not accept files of 2GB or greater regardless of value set for the “Maximum size of post data" in the administrator. 2
83474  ColdFusion ORM does not maintain the column order correctly when the CFC extends a base cfc with an attribute mappedSuperclass set to true. 2
83514  ColdFusion throws “java.lang.IllegalStateException: Session is invalid” exception randomly. 2
83693 ColdFusion throws an error during Solr indexing “org/apache/pdfbox/pdmodel/PDDocument null” whenever a file with .PDF extension is present in the path provided. 2
83772  Repeated runs of RandRange function when using SHAIPRNG causes function performance degradation. 2
83980  Intermittently cfmail tag does not set the MessageID correctly. 2
84277  Cfdocument tag does not honor the query param specified in the source url. 2
84856  Coldfusion does not honor gobal script protection if cfapplication tag is used and scriptprotection attribute is not set to true. 2
84949 ColdFusion throws variable ORGSPECDIR is undefined error when trying to register a remote instance with ColdFusion 9.0.1 2
85000  The response header for a ColdFusion page always shows a content-length of 8192 irrespective of how much data is actually being served. 2
85086  cfquery tag throws an error if both ormoptions and datasource attributes are set. 2
85099  ColdFusion does not resolve the CFC’s fully qualified name correctly when a relative path is used in the application mapping. 2
85232  In a Custom tag, cftransaction rollback action does not work when clientstorage is configured with the database. 2
86744  Cfthread terminate action is not cleaning up the threads properly. 2
86898  SpreadsheetFormatColumn() function does not apply the date format correctly. 2
86921 When using IBM's Db2 connect JDBC driver with ColdFusion, it throws a Null Pointer exception when executing an insert or update on a DB2 mainframe database 2
87015  cfspreadsheet tag does not evaluate Excel’s percentile function. 2
APSB10-18 Security Fix for the directory traversal vulnerability that could lead to information disclosure. 1
83598 Setting default locale to en_GB results in Invalid Date Format error when you run a scheduled task. 1
83638 serializeJSON converts integer to string. 1
83650 Submitting a form inside a cflayout type=”hbox|vbox” results in a JavaScript error. 1
83671 If named arguments with implicit structs and arrays use local variables, it results in ‘variable is undefined’ error. 1
83689 cfdump does not display the changes to the functions for a CFC object. 1
83694 cfgrid sorting does not function as desired for static and dynamic data except when the data is retrieved from the database. 1
83725 If you send mails with inline images, the source image is deleted. 1
83747 ColdFusion ORM preUpdate event handler is called  twice when a persistent entity is updated within a cftransaction.

Note: This issue has been fixed for one data source per request use-case.
83818 ColdFusion debugger can fail if the file being debugged is repeatedly revised. 1
83829 cfwindow onShow method is called twice. 1
83836 serializeJSON incorrectly serializes nested objects. Also, in the case of circular references, for example, when handling bidirectional ORM relationship, repeating entities are represented as empty strings instead of empty objects. 1

Install ColdFusion 9.0.1 Cumulative Hotfix 2 (CHF2) 

The installation process is the same for all platforms and installation choices. Follow the instructions below to apply the fix. 

Definition of ColdFusion-Home

In the following procedures, {ColdFusion-Home} indicates the following:

    • For Server installation: {ColdFusion-Home}

    • For Multiserver installation: {JRun-Home}/servers/{YourServer}/cfusion-ear/cfusion-war/

    • For J2EE installation: {cfusion-ear-Home}/cfusion-war/

Note: and included in the hotfix contains only part of the CFIDE and WEB-INF files. Do not rename present CFIDE or WEB-INF folders to create a backup as per the instructions.

1. Download and Extract All the files are extracted to cf901 directory.

2. In the ColdFusion Administrator, select System Information page by clicking the "i" icon in the upper-right corner.

3. In the Update File text box, browse and select chf9010002.jar located under CF901/lib/updates directory.

4. Click Submit Changes.

5. Stop ColdFusion instance.

6. Go to {ColdFusion-Home}/lib/updates (for Server installation) or {ColdFusion-Home}/WEB-INF/cfusion/lib/updates (for Multiserver and J2EE installations) directory. If hf901-00001.jar, hf901-00002.jar or chf9010001.jar exists, delete it. Please review all the bug numbers in this technote and if there are any single hotfixes present with the same bug numbers, delete them. Otherwise, ignore this step.

7. Go to {CFIDE-HOME} and make a backup of CFIDE folder.

8. Extract all files in to the web root directory that has {CFIDE-HOME} folder.

9. Go to {ColdFusion-Home}/wwwroot/WEB-INF directory and make a backup of WEB-INF folder.

10. Go to cf901 directory and extract all the files in to {ColdFusion-Home}/wwwroot (for Server installation) or {ColdFusion-Home} (for Multiserver and J2EE installations) directory.

11. Go to your {ColdFusion-Home}/lib (for Server installation) or {ColdFusion-Home}/WEB-INF/cfusion/lib (for Multiserver and J2EE installations) directory. Make a backup of these files if present: commons-fileupload-1.2.jar,, esapi-2.0_rc10.jar,,, flex-messaging-common.jar, flex-messaging-core.jar and jpedal.jar files.

12. Go to cf901/lib directory and copy all the files to {ColdFusion-Home}/lib (for Server installation) or {ColdFusion-Home}/WEB-INF/cfusion/lib for Multiserver and J2EE installations) directory.

13. Start a ColdFusion instance.

14. If there are multiple instances, repeat steps 2 through13 for each of the instances.


After installation, you can delete the ColdFusion 9.0.1 cumulative hot fix JAR file. The file has been copied to the correct location.

The ColdFusion 9.0.1 cumulative hotfix JAR file appears as a new entry in the System Information list. 

Uninstall Cumulative Hotfix 2

You can uninstall ColdFusion hotfix JARs by stopping the ColdFusion application server and deleting the respective JARs from cf_root/lib/updates. You can then revert to the backed up CFIDE, WEB-INF and lib directory files.  




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