Adobe ColdFusion Authentication Bypass (APSB13-13) (intrusive check)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 66408
SynopsisA web management interface on the remote host has an authentication bypass vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of Adobe ColdFusion running on the remote host has 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.
All versions of ColdFusion 10 are affected. ColdFusion 9, 9.0.1, and 9.0.2 are only affected when the hotfixes for APSB13-03 have been applied and web.xml is configured to allow access to the RDS servlet.
This plugin exploits the vulnerability by creating a .cfm file to execute arbitrary code.
SolutionApply the appropriate hotfix referenced in Adobe security bulletin APSB13-13.