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Path Disclosure in Cold Fusion MX Server

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Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 9:36 PM
Subject: NII Advisory - Path Disclosure in Cold Fusion MX Server

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
Severity: Low

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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 curve.

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

Error occured in:

Vendor Response:
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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