Unofficial Updater 2 now patches APSB13-03

  • January 21, 2013
  • David Epler

I had intended to get this posting out earlier when I updated Unofficial Updater 2 on the 16th. Here are the changes that were made with the latest release UU2.

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File Integrity Checking CFIDE

  • January 6, 2013
  • David Epler

So with the most recent attack on ColdFusion (detailed by Charlie Arehart, Part #1, Part #2) there was a comment left on the post that got me a bit concerned where the comment said all you had to do is search for h.cfm to remove the file placed by the attacker. My experience has been if an attacker has had access to the server there is no absolute way of knowing what they might have done, even with good log reconstruction. As I noted in my comment in one instance I have previously encountered a situation where an attacker put a file called fck_dialog_common.cfm into CFIDE/scripts/ajax/FCKeditor/editor/dialog/common. At first glance of the directory it looks right, but inactuallity it a file that was buried and hidden so the attacker could come back through it instead of the original entry point. 

The only way to know is to have a way of doing file integrity checks against a good known source. The initial attack that was posted to the Adobe forum was found because an intrustion detection system (IDS) alerted the administrator that a file had been written to CFIDE that was called h.cfm.

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Final update to Unofficial Updater 2 for ColdFusion 8.0.1 (APSB12-21)

  • September 19, 2012
  • David Epler

Well, the long nightmare known as patching Adobe ColdFusion 8.0.1 is now over. With the release of APSB12-21 last week and core support ending on July 31 for ColdFusion 8 there will be no more security hot fixes released for it (noted at the bottom of the technote).

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Thoughts on ColdFusion 10 Update 1

  • September 4, 2012
  • David Epler

So if you didn’t see it via the ColdFusion Blog or by the new indicator inside ColdFusion Administrator, the first update for ColdFusion 10 dropped on August 31st.

First, I have to say “Thank You” to the ColdFusion Team. FINALLY there is an easy way to patch ColdFusion and I can get out of the business of building a patch tool for ColdFusion. The other good thing is that the TechNote actually links the bug IDs back to the ColdFusion bugbase.

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Last day to download CF 8 and 9 from Adobe with Verity

  • May 31, 2012
  • David Epler

About two weeks back Adobe gave notice that you would no longer be able to download a copy of ColdFusion 8 or ColdFusion 9 that contained Verity after May 31, 2012. All the ColdFusion 9 materials are at http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads_updates.html. 

Update: Well, the 9.0.0 installers were there until about 11am EDT May 31st, when they were replaced with the 9.0.2 installers

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