[NEWS] Path Disclosure in Macromedia ColdFusion MX Server
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 27 Apr 2003 21:37:44 +0200
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Path Disclosure in Macromedia ColdFusion MX Server
Macromedia Cold Fusion MX Server is a "powerful web application server
that lets you create robust sites and applications without a long learning
curve". A vulnerability in the product allows a remote attacker to cause
the product to disclose its path location.
In its default installation, the Macromedia ColdFusion MX Server starts a
web server (jrun) on port 8500. This is mainly for administrative
purposes. When this server is accessed with the following URL:
http://host:8500/CFIDE/probe.cfm, an error message is displayed which
reveals the Physical path of the location where the MX Server has been
Error occured in:
Like with any other Path Disclosure, this bug would only allow vital
information to be disclosed. By itself, it will not allow for a system
compromise, but in conjunction with some other vulnerability in a Web app
or in the server, it might be dangerous.
The vendor response is that this is a feature controlled by the 'Debugging
Settings' page in the Administrator console. [X] Enable Robust Exception
Information. This checkbox is checked by default on a new installation to
allow application development. For a production system, the checkbox must
Disable the checkbox mentioned above in a production environment.
Alternatively, firewall the 8500 port to disable outside access to the
administrator's console. It looks like the old debate on feature-or-bug,
where the default configuration is not secure out-of-the-box.
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