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T-698: Adobe ColdFusion Input Validation Flaw in 'probe.cfm' Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

August 22, 2011 - 3:54pm

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PROBLEM:

A vulnerability was reported in Adobe ColdFusion. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

PLATFORM:

Adobe ColdFusion 9.x

ABSTRACT:

Adobe ColdFusion Input Validation Flaw in 'probe.cfm' Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks.

reference  LINKS:

Adobe Vulnerability Report
Adobe Security Bulletin
ColdFusion Support
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1025957

IMPACT ASSESSMENT:

Medium

Discussion:

The 'probe.cfm' script does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input in the 'name' parameter before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the ColdFusion software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Impact:

A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Macromedia ColdFusion software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Solution:

No solution was available at the time by vendor.
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