Adobe ColdFusion <= 8.0.1 _logintowizard.cfm XSS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 42340


An application running on the remote web server is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of ColdFusion running on the remote host is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability. The '_logintowizard.cfm' and 'index.cfm' scripts do not sanitize the query string of the URL, which can result in the injection of arbitrary HTML or script code. A remote attacker can exploit this by enticing a user into requesting a malicious URL.

Note that ColdFusion is reportedly affected by additional cross-site scripting vulnerabilities; however, Nessus has not checked for those issues.


Apply the relevant hotfixes referenced in the vendor's advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42340

File Name: coldfusion_8_0_1_multiple_xss.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Published: 11/2/2009

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:coldfusion

Required KB Items: installed_sw/ColdFusion

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 8/17/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/17/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1872, CVE-2009-1875

BID: 36046, 36053

CWE: 79

SECUNIA: 36329