Advisory Published

CVE-2022-38424: Path Traversal

First published: Fri Oct 14 2022(Updated: )

Adobe ColdFusion versions Update 14 (and earlier) and Update 4 (and earlier) are affected by an Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') vulnerability that could result in arbitrary file system write. Exploitation of this issue does not require user interaction, but does require administrator privileges.

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

Never miss a vulnerability like this again

Sign up to SecAlerts for real-time vulnerability data matched to your software, aggregated from hundreds of sources.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the vulnerability ID for this Adobe ColdFusion vulnerability?

    The vulnerability ID for this Adobe ColdFusion vulnerability is CVE-2022-38424.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2022-38424?

    The severity of CVE-2022-38424 is high with a CVSS score of 7.2.

  • Which versions of Adobe ColdFusion are affected by CVE-2022-38424?

    The versions affected by CVE-2022-38424 are Adobe ColdFusion 2018 (Update 14 and earlier) and Adobe ColdFusion 2021 (Update 4 and earlier).

  • What is the impact of CVE-2022-38424?

    CVE-2022-38424 allows an attacker to perform arbitrary file system write, potentially leading to unauthorized access or data manipulation.

  • How can I fix CVE-2022-38424?

    To fix CVE-2022-38424, you should update your Adobe ColdFusion installation to the latest available version.


SecAlerts Pty Ltd.
132 Wickham Terrace
Fortitude Valley,
QLD 4006, Australia
By using SecAlerts services, you agree to our services end-user license agreement. This website is safeguarded by reCAPTCHA and governed by the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. All names, logos, and brands of products are owned by their respective owners, and any usage of these names, logos, and brands for identification purposes only does not imply endorsement. If you possess any content that requires removal, please get in touch with us.
© 2024 SecAlerts Pty Ltd.
ABN: 70 645 966 203, ACN: 645 966 203