Adobe Coldfusion 8 Multiple Linked XSS Vulnerabilies

Description

Multiple Linked XSS and XSRF vulnerabilities were found in Adobe Coldfusion Server 8.

Cross site scripting (also referred to as XSS) is a vulnerability that allows an attacker to send malicious code (usually in the form of Javascript) to another user. Because a browser cannot know if the script should be trusted or not, it will execute the script in the user context allowing the attacker to access any cookies or session tokens retained by the browser.

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Impact
Malicious users may inject JavaScript, VBScript, ActiveX, HTML or Flash into a vulnerable application to fool a user in order to gather data from them. An attacker can steal the session cookie and take over the account, impersonating the user. It is also possible to modify the content of the page presented to the user.

Recommendation
Apply patch from Adobe. Check Web References for details.

References
CVE-2009-1872
[DSECRG-09-022] Adobe Coldfusion 8 - Multiple Linked XSS Vulnerabilies
Security Update: Hotfixes available for ColdFusion and JRun