Adobe ColdFusion 11 Update 6/up to 10 Update 17 cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe ColdFusion 11 Update 6/up to 10 Update 17 (Programming Language Software). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The product does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Adobe ColdFusion 10 before Update 18 and 11 before Update 7 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-8053.

The weakness was released 11/18/2015 by Adobe with Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-8052 since 11/02/2015. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86948 (Adobe ColdFusion Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-29) (credentialed check)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124230 (Adobe Security Hotfix for ColdFusion (APSB15-29)).

Applying the patch Update 18/Update 7 is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (108102) and Tenable (86948). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 79245, 79262, 79662 and 79702.







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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

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Nessus ID: 86948
Nessus Name: Adobe ColdFusion Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-29) (credentialed check)
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OpenVAS ID: 801267
OpenVAS Name: Adobe ColdFusion Multiple Vulnerabilities(march-2016)
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Patch: Update 18/Update 7


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Researcher: Adobe
Organization: Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs
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CVE: CVE-2015-8052 (🔍)
X-Force: 108102
SecurityTracker: 1034211
Vulnerability Center: 54459 - [APSB15-29] Adobe ColdFusion 10 - 10 update 17 and 11 - 11 update 6 Remote XSS Vulnerability - CVE-2015-8052, Medium
SecurityFocus: 77625 - Adobe ColdFusion APSB15-29 Multiple Unspecified Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities

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Created: 11/19/2015 10:30 AM
Updated: 06/27/2022 03:12 PM
Changes: 11/19/2015 10:30 AM (60), 04/17/2018 10:27 AM (17), 06/27/2022 03:12 PM (3)
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