Adobe Macromedia ColdFusion DOS device request path disclosure

coldfusion-dos-device-path-disclosure (8866) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

ColdFusion version 5.0 running on Microsoft Windows 2000 could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. If a remote attacker sends a request for a non-existent .cfm or .dbm DOS device file, the attacker would cause an error message to be returned that contains the full path to the Web root directory.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

No remedy available as of July 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Apr 18 2002 - 07:01:37 CDT: KPMG-2002013: Coldfusion Path Disclosure.
  • Macromedia Product Security Bulletin MPSB02-01: Certain DOS reserved filenames may cause ColdFusion to display the physical web root directory when ColdFusion is used with Microsoft IIS..
  • BID-4542: ColdFusion DOS Device File Request System Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0576: ColdFusion 5.0 and earlier on Windows systems allows remote attackers to determine the absolute pathname of .cfm or .dbm files via an HTTP request that contains an MS-DOS device name such as NUL, which leaks the pathname in an error message.
  • OSVDB ID: 3337: ColdFusion on IIS cfm/dbm Diagnostic Error Path Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • Macromedia ColdFusion 5.0

Reported:

Apr 18, 2002

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