Adobe ColdFusion CFC methods security bypass

adobe-coldfusion-cfc-security-bypass (41720) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Adobe ColdFusion could allow a remote attacker to bypass CFC method security restrictions when the access level is set to public. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using Flex 2 remoting to gain access to functions intended for local use only.


Base Score: 5.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 4.3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Bypass Security


Refer to APSB08-12 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • Adobe Product Security Bulletin APSB08-12: Update available for ColdFusion 8 CFC method access level issue.
  • BID-28698: Adobe ColdFusion CFC Method Access Level Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-1656: Adobe ColdFusion 8 and 8.0.1 does not properly implement the public access level for CFC methods, which allows remote attackers to invoke these methods via Flex 2 remoting, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-4725.
  • OSVDB ID: 44280: Adobe ColdFusion Flex2 Remoting CFC Methods Access Security Bypass
  • SA29748: Adobe ColdFusion CFC Methods Access Security Bypass
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019806: Adobe ColdFusion Lets Remote Users Access CFC Methods

Platforms Affected:

  • Adobe ColdFusion 8.0
  • Adobe ColdFusion 8.0.1
  • Adobe Flex 2


Apr 08, 2008

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