Advisory Published


First published: Tue Sep 25 2018(Updated: )

Adobe ColdFusion versions July 12 release (2018.0.0.310739), Update 6 and earlier, and Update 14 and earlier have a deserialization of untrusted data vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution.


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update1
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update10
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update11
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update12
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update13
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update14
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update2
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update3
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update4
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update5
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update6
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update7
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update8
Adobe ColdFusion=11.0-update9
Adobe ColdFusion=2016
Adobe ColdFusion=2016-update1
Adobe ColdFusion=2016-update2
Adobe ColdFusion=2016-update3
Adobe ColdFusion=2016-update4
Adobe ColdFusion=2016-update5
Adobe ColdFusion=2016-update6
Adobe ColdFusion=2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2018-15965?

    CVE-2018-15965 is a vulnerability in Adobe ColdFusion versions July 12 release (2018.0.0.310739), Update 6 and earlier, and Update 14 and earlier that allows for the deserialization of untrusted data, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution.

  • How severe is CVE-2018-15965?

    CVE-2018-15965 has a severity rating of critical with a score of 9.8 out of 10.

  • Which versions of Adobe ColdFusion are affected by CVE-2018-15965?

    Adobe ColdFusion versions 11.0 and 2016 are affected, including various update versions.

  • How can CVE-2018-15965 be exploited?

    CVE-2018-15965 can be exploited by malicious actors who are able to send specially crafted serialized data to the affected Adobe ColdFusion server.

  • Are there any official references for CVE-2018-15965?

    Yes, you can refer to the following links for more information: [SecurityFocus](, [SecurityTracker](, and [Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-33](


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