Directory traversal in Adobe ColdFusion

Published: 2013-05-08 | Updated: 2017-03-13
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2013-3336
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software ColdFusion Subscribe
Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Directory traversal

Severity: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2013-3336

CWE-ID: CWE-22 - Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

The weakness exists due to improper validation of the user-supplied input. A remote attacker can create specially crafted HTTP request containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) and view contents of arbitrary files on vulnerable system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information and compromise vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.


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Vulnerable software versions

ColdFusion: 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 10.0

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.