Adobe ColdFusion versions Update 14 (and earlier) and Update 4 (and earlier) are affected by an Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') vulnerability that could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Exploitation of this issue does not require user interaction, but does require administrator privileges.
Published 2022-10-14 20:15:13
Updated 2022-10-20 05:45:57
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-38421

0.26%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 66 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-38421

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.2
5.9
Adobe Systems Incorporated

CWE ids for CVE-2022-38421

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: psirt@adobe.com (Primary)

References for CVE-2022-38421

Products affected by CVE-2022-38421

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