Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Critical Variable Mass Assignment Vulnerability in Adobe ColdFusion (CVE-2023-44350)


Adobe ColdFusion is vulnerable to a Mass Assignment vulnerability that can result in an attacker being able to modify the value of any variable in any scope within the context of remote CFC methods.  A mass assignment vulnerability occurs when application code allows a user to set or modify arbitrary objects or values without verifying that the user is authorized to do so.  Modifying values related to authorization checks, security controls, or other important functions may permit a malicious user to access sensitive data or perform other unexpected actions.  Mass assignment vulnerabilities are not unique to ColdFusion and have affected other languages including ASP.NET, PHP, and Ruby on Rails