| Path Disclosure in Macromedia ColdFusion MX Server
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Path Disclosure in Macromedia ColdFusion MX Server
Vendor: Macromedia http://www.macromedia.com
Versions affected: ColdFusion MX Server
Operating System: Windows 2000
Date: 26th April 2003
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Macromedia Cold Fusion MX Server is a powerful web application server
that lets you create robust sites and applications without a long learning
In its default installation, the Macromedia ColdFusion MX Server starts
a web server (jrun) on port 8500. This is mainly for administrative purposes.
When this server is accessed with the following URL http://host:8500/CFIDE/probe.cfm,
an error message is displayed which reveals the Physical path of the location
where the MX Server has been installed.
Error occured in:
The vendor response is that this is a feature controlled by the 'Debugging
Settinsg' page in the Administrator console.
[X] Enable Robust Exception Information. This checkbox is checked by default
on a new installation to allow application development. For a production
system the checkbox must be disabled.
Like with any other Path Disclosure, this bug would only allow vital information
to be disclosed. By itself, it will not allow for a system compromise,
but in conjunction with some other vulnerability in a Web app or in the
server, it might be dangerous.
Disable the checkbox mentioned above in a production environment. Alternatively,
firewall the 8500 port to disable outside access to the administrator's
console. It looks like the old debate on feature-or-bug, where the default
configuration is not secure out-of-the-box.
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