Adobe ColdFusion File Upload (APSB18-33) (CVE-2018-15961)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 130263


The remote web server contains an application that is affected by an arbitrary file upload vulnerability.


An arbitrary file upload vulnerability exists in Adobe ColdFusion due to insufficient validation in the filemanager plugin. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted POST request, to upload arbitrary files on the remote host.


Upgrade to Adobe ColdFusion 11 Update 15, 2016 Update 7, or 2018 Update 1 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 130263

File Name: coldfusion_apsb18-33_file_upload_direct.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2019/10/25

Updated: 2019/11/01

Dependencies: 11936, 42339

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-15961

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:coldfusion

Required KB Items: installed_sw/ColdFusion

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2019/03/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/25

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Adobe ColdFusion CKEditor unrestricted file upload)

Elliot (Adobe ColdFusion File Upload)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15961

BID: 105314

EDB-ID: 45979