Adobe has released security updates for ColdFusion versions 2016 and 2018. These updates resolve multiple critical vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution.
||Update 13 and earlier version
||Update 7 and earlier versions
ColdFusion servers deployed with the recommended lockdown installer are not impacted by these vulnerabilities.
Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority rating and recommends users update their installations to the newest versions:
|Product||Updated Version||Platform||Priority rating||Availability|
|ColdFusion 2018||Update 8||All||2||Tech note
Adobe recommends updating your ColdFusion JDK/JRE to the latest version of the LTS releases for 1.8 and JDK 11. Applying the ColdFusion update without a corresponding JDK update will NOT secure the server. See the relevant Tech Notes for more details.
JEE Application Servers:
Users having JEE ColdFusion deployments (such as Tomcat, JBoss EAP) can refer to the instructions in https://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-2018-update-8.html#jee
ColdFusion 11 users are recommended to apply the mitigations steps outlined in https://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-11-mitigation-steps.html
Adobe also recommends customers apply the security configuration settings as outlined on the ColdFusion Security page as well as review the respective Lockdown guides.
|Vulnerability Category||Vulnerability Impact||Severity||CVE Numbers|
|Remote file read
||Arbitrary file read from the Coldfusion install directory
||Arbitrary code execution of files located in the webroot or its subdirectory
COLDFUSION 2018 HF1 and above
For Application Servers
On JEE installations, set the following JVM flag, "-Djdk.serialFilter= !org.mozilla.**;!com.sun.syndication.**;!org.apache.commons.beanutils.**", in the respective startup file depending on the type of Application Server being used.
Apache Tomcat Application Server: edit JAVA_OPTS in the ‘Catalina.bat/sh’ file
WebLogic Application Server: edit JAVA_OPTIONS in the ‘startWeblogic.cmd’ file
WildFly/EAP Application Server: edit JAVA_OPTS in the ‘standalone.conf’ file
Set the JVM flags on a JEE installation of ColdFusion, not on a standalone installation.
COLDFUSION 2016 HF7 and above
This security update requires ColdFusion to be on JDK 8u121 or higher. Adobe recommends that you must manually update your ColdFusion JDK/JRE to the latest version. In case you do not update the JDK/JRE, simply applying the update would NOT secure the server.
For Application Servers
Additionally, on JEE installations, set the following JVM flag, "-Djdk.serialFilter= !org.mozilla.**;!com.sun.syndication.**;!org.apache.commons.beanutils.**", in the respective startup file depending on the type of Application Server being used.
On Apache Tomcat Application Server, edit JAVA_OPTS in the ‘Catalina.bat/sh’ file
On WebLogic Application Server, edit JAVA_OPTIONS in the ‘startWeblogic.cmd’ file
On a WildFly/EAP Application Server, edit JAVA_OPTS in the ‘standalone.conf’ file
Set the JVM flags on a JEE installation of ColdFusion, not on a standalone installation
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