Adobe ColdFusion XML External Entity (XXE) Injection Information Disclosure (APSB16-30)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93245


A web-based application running on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Adobe ColdFusion running on the remote Windows host is missing a security hotfix. It is, therefore, affected by an XML External Entity (XXE) injection vulnerability due to an incorrectly configured XML parser accepting XML external entities from an untrusted source. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted XML data, to disclose sensitive information.


Apply the relevant hotfix as referenced in Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-30.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93245

File Name: coldfusion_win_apsb16-30.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/08/31

Modified: 2017/04/28

Dependencies: 55514

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:coldfusion

Required KB Items: SMB/coldfusion/instance

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4264

BID: 92684

OSVDB: 143584