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Adobe ColdFusion 9 Administrative Login Bypass

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Adobe ColdFusion 9 Administrative Login Bypass



Adobe ColdFusion 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, and 10 allows remote attackers to bypass authentication using the RDS component. Due to default settings or misconfiguration, its password can be set to an empty value. This allows an attacker to create a session via the RDS login that can be carried over to the admin web interface even though the passwords might be different, and therefore bypassing authentication on the admin web interface leading to arbitrary code execution. Tested on Windows and Linux with ColdFusion 9.


  • Scott Buckel
  • Mekanismen <mattias@gotroot.eu>




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/multi/http/coldfusion_rds
msf exploit(coldfusion_rds) > show targets
msf exploit(coldfusion_rds) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(coldfusion_rds) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(coldfusion_rds) > exploit

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