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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 51955
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A web application on the remote host has is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of Adobe ColdFusion running on the remote host has is affected by 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 can 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, although Nessus has not checked for those issues.


Apply the hotfix referenced in Adobe's advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51955

File Name: coldfusion_login_querystring_xss.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Published: 2/11/2011

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: coldfusion_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

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: 2/8/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0580

BID: 46273

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990