Cristobal Escobar

April 16, 2024

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Hackers demand a ransom to restore data from my ColdFusion web applications!

Unfortunately, we often hear this message from clients who thought it would never happen to them... until it did. Some believed they could delay the expense of Implementing ColdFusion security best practices for one year, while others were tempted to put it off for just a few months. However, in today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, the security of web applications, including ColdFusion web applications, is more critical than ever.

If organizations fail to take adequate measures to protect their applications, they could become vulnerable to future cyber-attacks.

No less than last Thursday (04-11-24), Cyber Security News alerted that "Multiple Adobe Security Vulnerabilities Let Attackers Execute Arbitrary Code Remotely" and last month, "Multiple Adobe Enterprise products (were) Vulnerable To Code Execution a vulnerability"

Latent Threat:

In a world where hackers prowl, ColdFusion web applications face many threats, from SQL injection to the theft of sensitive data. Without robust security, these applications can become easy targets for cybercriminals.

The year 2023 witnessed a 30% escalation in the number of reported vulnerabilities in ColdFusion security, thus emphasizing the pressing requirement of safeguarding our applications against progressively sophisticated threats. As cyberattacks become more advanced and widespread, it is imperative to remain vigilant and adopt measures that can effectively counteract such threats.

Keep in mind that:

  • If the vulnerability CVE-2023-21087 (Remote Code Execution) is exploited, it could lead to a complete takeover of the ColdFusion server. This means that the attacker would have full access to the server and could modify, delete, or even install malware on the server. Legitimate applications could also be disabled by the attacker.
  • Similarly, if the vulnerability CVE-2023-21086 (Cross-Site Request Forgery) is exploited, sensitive information could be stolen. Attackers could trick users into performing unwanted actions on the application, such as transferring money, revealing sensitive information, or making unauthorized purchases.
  • No entity is immune to the consequences of security breaches, whether private companies or federal organizations:

These vulnerabilities can have devastating consequences, including financial loss, data loss, reputational damage, and regulatory fines. It is increasingly clear that investing in ColdFusion security is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

What should you do next?

If you've encountered security concerns or simply seek peace of mind, Ortus Solutions, the ColdFusion experts, are here to assist. Our comprehensive ColdFusion consulting services are designed to enhance the security and performance of your web applications.

Our services include: • Implementing ColdFusion security best practices. • Conducting thorough security audits to identify and fix vulnerabilities. • Optimizing the performance of your ColdFusion applications. • Providing ongoing support and security updates. With Ortus Solutions, you're guaranteed top-tier ColdFusion expertise and a commitment to your long-term success. We offer customized, budget-friendly solutions, backed by a team of experienced security professionals.

Experience the benefits of working with us: • Expert ColdFusion security team. • Proven methodology and tailored security solutions. • Dedication to customer satisfaction.

Contact us for a free consultation and learn how we can fortify your ColdFusion web applications.

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Ortus Solutions: Your trusted ColdFusion security partner.


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