Adobe ColdFusion Unspecified Reflected XSS (APSB16-22)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 91677


A web-based application running on the remote host is affected by a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The version of Adobe ColdFusion running on the remote Windows host is missing a security hotfix. It is, therefore, affected by a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability due to a failure to properly sanitize user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker, using a crafted request, can exploit this to execute arbitrary script code in the user's browser session.


Apply the relevant hotfix as referenced in Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-22.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91677

File Name: coldfusion_win_apsb16-22.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 6/18/2016

Updated: 11/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-4159


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:coldfusion

Required KB Items: SMB/coldfusion/instance

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/14/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/14/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4159