ColdFusion MX DoS Vulnerability Patched

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Graphics design software specialist Macromedia has rolled out a fix for a denial-of-service vulnerability found in its ColdFusion MX 6.1 product suite.

The San Francisco-based firm said the flaw affected all editions of ColdFusion MX 6.1 and all versions of ColdFusion MX 6.1 J2EE. In an advisory, Macromedia tagged the issue as "important" and recommended that users apply the accompanying patch immediately.

ColdFusion MX, formerly known as "Neo," is a key part of Macromedia MX, an integrated collection of tool, server and client technologies developed to function as a single environment.

ColdFusion MX is a favorite for developers looking to make use of its function as both a stand-alone server and as an overlay on top of Java application servers that enables Web services and a host of other capabilities.

But, security bugs have followed the product around with the latest centering around the way ColdFusion MX handles file uploads. "When file uploads to ColdFusion MX via an HTML form are started, but are interrupted before they complete - disk space on the server may not be reclaimed when the ColdFusion MX template finishes processing," the company explained.

Just last month, Macromedia released a series of patches to plug security holes in its flagship Macromedia MX 2004 products. Those flaws vulnerabilities were found in products for the Mac OS X platform and caused privilege escalation problems.

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