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

high 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: High

ID: 93245

File Name: coldfusion_win_apsb16-30.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/31/2016

Updated: 11/14/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-4264


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:coldfusion

Required KB Items: SMB/coldfusion/instance

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/30/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/30/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4264

BID: 92684