Adobe ColdFusion login.cfm Query String XSS (APSB11-04)

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Synopsis :

A web application on the remote host has a cross-site scripting
vulnerability.

Description :

The version of Adobe ColdFusion running on the remote host has a
cross-site scripting vulnerability in the administrative web
interface. Input to the query string of 'administrator/login.cfm' is
not properly sanitized before being returned in an HTML response.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into making a
specially crafted request, resulting in the execution of arbitrary
script code.

This version of ColdFusion likely has several other vulnerabilities,
though Nessus has not checked for those issues.

See also :

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-04.html
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/890/cpsid_89094.html

Solution :

Apply the hotfix referenced in Adobe's advisory.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 51955 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46273

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0580