Adobe ColdFusion setEncoding function cross-site scripting
|coldfusion-setencoding-xss (41145)||Medium Risk|
Adobe ColdFusion could allow a remote attacker to bypass cross-site scripting protection and perform cross-site scripting attacks on vulnerable Web applications, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the "Application.cfm" or "Application.cfc" files containing the "setEncoding" function which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.
Refer to APSB08-07 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- Adobe Product Security Bulletin APSB08-07: Update available for ColdFusion MX 7 and ColdFusion 8 Cross-Site Scripting issue.
- BID-28205: Adobe ColdFusion Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2008-0644: Adobe ColdFusion MX 7 and ColdFusion 8 allows remote attackers to bypass the cross-site scripting (XSS) protection mechanism for applications via unspecified vectors related to the setEncoding function.
- OSVDB ID: 42996: Adobe ColdFusion setEncoding Function Unspecified XSS Protection Bypass
- SA29332: Adobe ColdFusion Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1019590: Adobe ColdFusion Application setEncoding() Bug Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
- Adobe ColdFusion 8.0
- Macromedia ColdFusion 7.0
Mar 11, 2008
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