Advisory Published


First published: Thu Sep 07 2023(Updated: )

ColdFusion version 2021 update 1 (and earlier) and versions 2018.10 (and earlier) are impacted by an Use of Inherently Dangerous Function vulnerability that can lead to a security feature bypass??. An authenticated attacker could leverage this vulnerability to access and manipulate arbitrary data on the environment.

Credit: psirt@adobe.com psirt@adobe.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Adobe ColdFusion<2018
Adobe ColdFusion=2018
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update1
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update10
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update2
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update3
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update4
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update5
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update6
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update7
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update8
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update9
Adobe ColdFusion=2021

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2021-40698?

    CVE-2021-40698 is a vulnerability in ColdFusion versions 2021 update 1 and earlier, as well as versions 2018.10 and earlier, which allows an authenticated attacker to bypass security features and access and manipulate arbitrary data.

  • How does CVE-2021-40698 impact Adobe ColdFusion?

    CVE-2021-40698 impacts Adobe ColdFusion by allowing an authenticated attacker to bypass security features and gain unauthorized access to and manipulate data.

  • What is the severity rating of CVE-2021-40698?

    The severity rating of CVE-2021-40698 is high, with a CVSS score of 7.4.

  • Which versions of Adobe ColdFusion are affected by CVE-2021-40698?

    Adobe ColdFusion versions 2021 update 1 and earlier, as well as versions 2018.10 and earlier, are affected by CVE-2021-40698.

  • Is there a fix available for CVE-2021-40698?

    Yes, Adobe has released an update to address CVE-2021-40698. It is recommended to update to the latest patched version of ColdFusion to mitigate the vulnerability.


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