Directory traversal in Adobe ColdFusion

Published: 2013-05-08 | Updated: 2017-03-13
Risk 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
Server applications / Application servers

Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Directory traversal

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2013-3336

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

Exploit availability: Yes


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.