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Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in ColdFusion v8.0.1 and earlier versions, and JRun 4.0. Adobe has now patched them with a Security Update released on August 17, 2009. Here are the details, direct from Adobe's own Security Bulletin: "Summary Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in ColdFusion v8.0.1 and earlier versions, and JRun 4.0. These vulnerabilities could lead to the potential compromise of user accounts or the affected system. Affected software versions ColdFusion 8.0.1 and earlier versions JRun 4.0 Solution Adobe recommends affected ColdFusion and JRun customers update their installations using the links in the Details section below. Severity rating Adobe categorizes these as critical issues and recommends affected users patch their installations. Details Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in ColdFusion v8.0.1 and earlier versi... (more)

Adobe Moves One Step Closer To AIR 1.0

"AIR Beta 3 is an exciting release that takes us one step closer to AIR 1.0," writes Platform Evangelist Kevin Hoyt in a recent commentary on eight changes from AIR Beta 2. "Unlike the myriad of changes introduced in the move from AIR Beta 1 to AIR Beta 2," Hoyt added, "the changes in AIR Beta 3 are far more subtle.' This stability, he noted, indicates the growing maturity of the product. "You can read the release notes of course," wrote Hoyt - a past speaker at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo - in his blog, "but in the progress of updating my forty-plus AIR applications, here are th... (more)


Macromedia Releases ColdFusion Server 5 (San Francisco, CA) - Macromedia, Inc., announced the availability of ColdFusion Server 5, the latest version of its Web application server. ColdFusion Server 5 offers major enhancements in development, administration, and performance. A new integrated charting engine, advanced full text searching, and new language features enable faster development of business applications. Extensive new administrative tools reduce the time and costs for deploying and managing ColdFusion applications. ColdFusion 5 also delivers a significant performance inc... (more)

"Sneak-Peek" Preview of Blackstone Unveiled

The ColdFusion product team at Macromedia, that since shipping ColdFusion MX 6.1 in the summer of 2003, has been hard at work building the next major version of CF under the code-name "Blackstone," has been telling developers what they can expect. "We are very excited about the new features that we have been able to build for this release," says the team, "and think that developers will be excited too." They've decided, they say, to share a sneak preview of Blackstone so developers can begin to think about how it can help them solve their Web applications challenges in the coming... (more)

Workaround Issued For Newly-Discovered Vulnerability In ColdFusion 6.1

Although ColdFusion 7.0 is not affected, a vulnerability which if exploited would allow malicious native-code to execute, potentially without a user being aware, has been discovered in the ColdFusion MX 6.1 Updater. Macromedia has issued what is calls "a workaround addressing the problem" and notes that this issue will be fixed in the next updater. The details of the vulnerability are as follows: The ColdFusion MX 6.1 Updater renames the /jrun4/servers/cfusion/cfusion-ear/cfusion-war/WEB-INF/cfclasses directory to cfclasses-backup but does not recreate the ..../cfusion-war/WEB-INF... (more)