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ColdFusion 2021 Security Report
Example of a Security Report produced by HackMyCF for ColdFusion 2021

This report is for a ColdFusion 2021 Server, see an example security report for ColdFusion 2018 or a Lucee Security Report
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ColdFusion Server Security Report [example.com]

ColdFusion Version: 2021,0,01,325996
Operating System: Linux x86_64
Web Server: Apache
Server Local IP:
Probe API Version: 1.9
Java JVM: 11.0.7 Oracle Corporation running as root
JEE Server: Apache Tomcat/9.0.40
Hotfix Jars: chf20210001.jar
Cumulative Hotfixes: warning ColdFusion 2021 Update 4 / Security Hotfix (May 10, 2022) Not Installed
warning ColdFusion 2021 Update 3 / Security Hotfix (Dec 17, 2021) Not Installed
warning ColdFusion 2021 Update 2 / Security Hotfix (Sep 14, 2021) Not Installed
check ColdFusion 2021 Update 1 / Security Hotfix (Mar 22, 2021) Installed

Please note, Cumulative Hotfixes focus on bug fixes and may or may not include security hotfixes, they are not required and Adobe may only recommend installing them if you are experiencing one of the issues resolved (please read the linked KB article).
Tip: Make sure you have checked your server for log4j jar files that might have been included in third party libraries. More Info

TLS / SSL Report

Common Name: check www.example.com
Certificate Expiration Date:
warn October 30, 2022 (29 days)
Public Key Size: check 2048 (2048 or greater recommended)
Signature Algorithm: check sha256WithRSAEncryption
Contains Anchor Certificate: check No
Valid Chain Order: check Yes
Protocol Support: check SSLv2 Disabled
(SSLv2 should be disabled, it has been considered weak for over 10 years and has been disabled in browsers by default since IE7)
warn SSLv3 Enabled
Preferred Cipher Suite: AES128-SHA (128 bit keysize) HTTP 200 OK
(SSLv3 should be disabled, it has been considered weak since October 2014 due to the Poodle Vulnerability. Disabling may cause compatibility issues with IE on Windows XP, and old android clients)
warn TLSv1 Enabled
Preferred Cipher Suite: ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA (256 bit keysize) HTTP 200 OK
(Disabling TLSv1 is Recommended, see TLS Browser Support Chart)
check TLSv1.1 Enabled
Preferred Cipher Suite: ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA (256 bit keysize) HTTP 200 OK
(TLS 1.1 may be considered an early TLS with respect to PCI DSS 3.1 compliance. Talk to your QSA for details.)
check TLSv1.2 Enabled
Preferred Cipher Suite: ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384 (256 bit keysize) HTTP 200 OK
(TLS 1.2 should be enabled)
Compression Supported:check No (Compression should be disabled due to CRIME)
Heartbleed: check Not Vulnerable
Logjam: warn 1024 bit DH Group Using a common prime! (a unique 2028 bit DH group is recommended More Info)
Session Renegotiation: check Client Initiated Session Renegotiation Disabled
check Secure Session Renegotiation Supported
OpenSSL CCS Injection check Not Vulnerable More Info
Strict Transport Security warn Not Enabled More Info

We found 18 security issues on your server example.com

SSL Version 2 Enabled
Your Web Server is accepting SSL V2 connections, a weak protocol. For PCI compliance, and strong security you must disable this protocol on your web server.
More Information: http://foundeo.com/products/iis-weak-ssl-ciphers/
Robust Exception Information is Enabled
Robust Exception Information is enabled which leads to path disclosure and partial source code disclosure. This can also be triggered if you have a custom error handler that is disclosing too much information.
Log4Shell Security Hotfix CF2021u3 / CF2018u13
The ColdFusion Log4Shell / log4j Security Hotfix was not found to be installed on your server. This hotfix resolves a critical remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) and another important issue CVE-2021-45046. These issues are resolved by installing ColdFusion 2021 Update 3 or later or ColdFusion 2018 Update 13 or later. For CF2018 make sure you have applied the post installation AJP connector configuration step mentioned in CF2018 Update 8.
More Information: https://www.petefreitag.com/item/923.cfm
Security Hotfix APSB21-75 Not Installed
The security hotfix referenced in Adobe Security Bulletin APSB21-75 was not found to be installed on your server. This hotfix resolves two critical security feature bypasses (CVE-2021-40698 and CVE-2021-40699). This issue is resolved in ColdFusion 2021 Update 2 or later, ColdFusion 2018 Update 12 or later. For CF2018 make sure you have applied the post installation AJP connector configuration step mentioned in CF2018 Update 8.
More Information: https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/coldfusion/apsb21-75.html
ColdFusion Administrator is Public
ColdFusion Administrator should be restricted by IP or blocked with Web Server password protection. Also consider requiring a SSL connection.
More Information: http://www.petefreitag.com/item/750.cfm
CFTOKEN should be set to use a UUID in the ColdFusion Administrator. Session ids may be very easy to guess if UUID's are not used.
RDS may be Enabled
RDS may be enabled on your server (due to a change in recent CF versions we can no longer detect if it is on or off, however we have detected that the RDSServlet URI is responding to requests). We recommened that you block the URI /CFIDE/main/ide.cfm and/or remove the Servlet Mapping in web.xml to prevent unnecessary access to the RDSServlet.
Certificate Signature Uses SHA1
Your SSL Certificate is signed using a SHA1 signature, which is considered weak. You may see security errors or warnings in Chrome.
More Information: http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2014/09/gradually-sunsetting-sha-1.html
SSL Version 3 Enabled
Your Web Server is accepting SSL V3 connections, vulnerabile to the POODLE (CVE-2014-3566) attack. Consider disabling this protocol, which may impact old clients such as IE6 on Windows XP. Disabling SSLv3 may also impact server side HTTPS clients (that consume your web services or APIs), and potentially bots / crawlers. You can use our IIS SSL tool to disable SSLv3 on IIS: https://foundeo.com/products/iis-weak-ssl-ciphers/
More Information: https://poodle.io
The JVM is Running under Privileged User Account
The JVM process is running under a system administrative account (eg SYSTEM, Administrator, or root). ColdFusion should be running under an un-privileged user account.
Tomcat 9 Vulnerability
The version of Tomcat 9 you are running contains security vulnerabilities that are fixed in Tomcat Version 9.0.54 or greater. Adobe ColdFusion 2018/2021 users: Apply Update 2018u14/2021u4 to update Tomcat to version 9.0.60. Lucee users should update Tomcat manually.
More Information: https://tomcat.apache.org/security-9.html
The /cf_scripts/scripts directory is in default location.
Consider changing the default location of /cf_scripts/scripts/ or /cfscripts_2018/ by changing the value of the Default Script Src setting in the ColdFusion Administrator.
More Information: http://www.petefreitag.com/item/774.cfm
Java 11 Security Update Available
The JVM that you are running contains security vulnerabilities that could be exploited in server side environments. Update to the latest version of Java 11. Note that Oracle Java 11 requires a commercial license. Adobe CF customers can download Oracle Java 11 from the ColdFusion Downloads Page. You can also use OpenJDK, Amazon Corretto, or other non-oracle JVMs for free.
More Information: https://www.petefreitag.com/item/860.cfm
Session Cookies are not marked HTTPOnly
Using HTTPOnly cookies prevents the session cookies from being hijacked via a javascript XSS attack on modern browsers.
More Information: http://www.petefreitag.com/item/764.cfm
LogJam: DH Group Uses a common prime.
Your HTTPS server is configured to use a common 1024bit prime. Security researchers estimate that a nation-state could break encryption on servers with a common 1024 bit DH group prime.
More Information: https://weakdh.org/
LogJam: DH Group Smaller than 2048 Supported
Your server supports a DH Group Size smaller than 2048 bits. It is recommended to use a unique 2048-bit Diffie-Hellman group. Note that Java 1.7 and below cannot connect to servers (eg with CFHTTP) using a DH group size larger than 1024.
More Information: https://weakdh.org/
SSL Certificate Public Key Below 2048 Bits
Your SSL certificate public key is below 2048 bits, consider making a new certificate signing request (CSR) and rekey your certificate with 2048 bit key or larger.
SSL Certificate Expires Soon
Your SSL certificate will expire soon, please make sure you renew it.

Please note, this tool is not able to test for all potential security issues that may exist.

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Severity Key

Found 4 Critical Issues
These issues pose a significant security risk. It is imperative that they are resolved at once.

Found 9 Important Issues
These issues may have a security risk in certain conditions. It is recommended that you resolve them.

Found 5 Warnings
You should consider fixing these issues, however, they do not pose a large risk.

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See a List of ColdFusion Security Vulnerabilities detected by this tool.