Adobe ColdFusion Authentication Bypass (APSB13-03)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 64689


A web management interface running on the remote host is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability.


The version of Adobe ColdFusion running on the remote host is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability. When RDS is disabled and not configured with password protection, it is possible to authenticate as an administrative user without providing a username or password. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this to gain administrative access to the ColdFusion Administrator interface. After authenticating, it is possible to write arbitrary files to the host, resulting in arbitrary code execution. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

This version of ColdFusion is reportedly affected by several additional vulnerabilities; however, Nessus has not checked for those issues.


Apply the appropriate hotfix referenced in Adobe security bulletin APSB13-03.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 64689

File Name: coldfusion_apsb13-03_auth_bypass.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2013/02/19

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 42339, 55512

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/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: 2013/01/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/12/28

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Adobe ColdFusion 9 Administrative Login Bypass)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0632

BID: 57330

EDB-ID: 24946, 27755, 30210