Advisory Published


First published: Fri Oct 14 2022(Updated: )

Adobe ColdFusion versions Update 14 (and earlier) and Update 4 (and earlier) are affected by a Use of Hard-coded Credentials vulnerability that could result in application denial-of-service by gaining access to start/stop arbitrary services. Exploitation of this issue does not require user interaction.

Credit: psirt@adobe.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Adobe ColdFusion=2018
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update1
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update10
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update11
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update12
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update13
Adobe ColdFusion=2018-update14
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
Adobe ColdFusion=2021-update1
Adobe ColdFusion=2021-update2
Adobe ColdFusion=2021-update3
Adobe ColdFusion=2021-update4

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2022-38420?

    CVE-2022-38420 is a vulnerability in Adobe ColdFusion versions Update 14 (and earlier) and Update 4 (and earlier) that allows attackers to gain access to start/stop arbitrary services and cause application denial-of-service.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2022-38420?

    CVE-2022-38420 has a severity rating of 7.5 out of 10, indicating a high severity.

  • How does CVE-2022-38420 impact Adobe ColdFusion?

    CVE-2022-38420 can be exploited without user interaction to gain unauthorized access to start/stop arbitrary services, which can lead to application denial-of-service.

  • Which versions of Adobe ColdFusion are affected by CVE-2022-38420?

    Adobe ColdFusion versions Update 14 (and earlier) and Update 4 (and earlier) are affected by CVE-2022-38420.

  • How can I fix CVE-2022-38420?

    To mitigate CVE-2022-38420, it is recommended to update Adobe ColdFusion to a version that includes the necessary security patches as provided by Adobe.


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