Advisory Published


First published: Thu Dec 19 2019(Updated: )

ColdFusion versions Update 6 and earlier have an insecure inherited permissions of default installation directory vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to privilege escalation.


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Adobe ColdFusion=2018
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update1
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update2
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update3
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update4
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update5
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update6

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the vulnerability ID for this ColdFusion vulnerability?

    The vulnerability ID for this ColdFusion vulnerability is CVE-2019-8256.

  • What is the severity level of CVE-2019-8256?

    The severity level of CVE-2019-8256 is critical.

  • Which versions of ColdFusion are affected by CVE-2019-8256?

    ColdFusion versions Update 6 and earlier are affected by CVE-2019-8256.

  • What is the impact of exploiting CVE-2019-8256?

    Successful exploitation of CVE-2019-8256 could lead to privilege escalation.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2019-8256?

    You can find more information about CVE-2019-8256 at


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