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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-5290

Original release date: 09/20/2013
Last revised: 10/23/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The authentication process in Adobe ColdFusion before 10 does not require knowledge of the cleartext password if the password hash is known, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to obtain administrative privileges by leveraging read access to the configuration file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-2861.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Solution

The CVSS score reflects previously published information indicating successful exploitation allows SYSTEM access on certain operating systems.

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/coldfusion-directory-traversal-faq-cve-2010-2861/
External Source: MISC
Name: http://qualys.immunityinc.com/home/exploitpack/CANVAS/CF_directory_traversal
External Source: XF
Name: adobe-coldfusion-cve20105290-priv-esc(87740)
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 97553

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