Cumulative Hot Fix for ColdFusion 9 Released

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Not sure why this wasn't given more of an announcement, but the first cumulative hot fix for ColdFusion 9 was released yesterday. Hit the link up for details on what was fixed. The best item I think is the JSON casting issue. I talked about that bug in a blog entry back in October.

Edited: A tip for Mac users. I noticed when I double clicked on the zip that my Mac extracted the jar and automatically extracted the contents. Since the CF Admin wants the jar, I wasn't sure what to do. On a whim I went to the command line and found that I could use "unzip". I simply unzipped the file there and it just extracted the jar.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Anthony Webb posted on 2/21/2010 at 7:13 AM

I just applied this to 2 of my identical CF9 (mac 10.6) boxes. One went well and one was a fail.

In the one that failed the server starts up OK, but calls to any list functions caused it to bomb. Logs are full of stuff like:

coldfusion.runtime.ListFunc.ListFirst(Ljava/lang/String;Ljava/lang/String;)Ljava/lang/String; - coldfusion.runtime.ListFunc.ListFirst(Ljava/lang/String;Ljava/lang/String;)Ljava/lang/String; null

Trying to get to the admin page throws:
javax.servlet.ServletException: ROOT CAUSE:
java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: coldfusion.runtime.ListFunc.ListFindNoCase(Ljava/lang/String;Ljava/lang/String;Ljava/lang/String;)I
at coldfusion.runtime.CFPage.ListFindNoCase(
at cflogin2ecfm655958995.runPage(E:\centaur_rc1\cfusion\wwwroot\CFIDE\administrator\login.cfm:34)

Wait, where did "E:\centaur_rc1" come from? I am on a mac? Is there a bug in this patch? Why would it work on my other machine?

I've got some digging to do.

Comment 2 by Raymond Camden posted on 2/21/2010 at 9:40 PM

Ignore the path - that just comes from where stuff is compiled over at Adobe.

Outside of that, I'd file a bug report.

Comment 3 by Raymond Camden posted on 2/21/2010 at 9:40 PM

FYI, can you show me a code snippet that - by itself - forces this error? I want to try it here. I did a simple listFirst call and it didn't throw an error.

Comment 4 by Simon Romanski posted on 2/23/2010 at 1:08 AM

Maybe it's a coincidence. However, since I installed this hot fix uploading images through fckeditor is wacked.

Comment 5 by Doug posted on 2/23/2010 at 7:00 PM

Hey Simon, I don't know if this helps since I use FCKeditor outside of ColdFusion, but I noticed FCKeditor doesn't like the recent update to Firefox because the regex that checks browser version doesn't consider any version updates past 2009. I got around it by switching off (false) the fckEditor.checkBrowser variable.

Comment 6 by John Sieber posted on 2/23/2010 at 10:11 PM

Does this hotfix also deal with the reported vulnerability in BlaseDS as well, or do both need to be applied?

Comment 7 by Raymond Camden posted on 2/23/2010 at 10:16 PM

It does not.

Comment 8 by Brian h. posted on 3/3/2010 at 4:42 AM

Hey Simon.

I had a problem after the hotfix too. You might want to check this out. This was exactly our problem:

Comment 9 by Brian H. posted on 3/3/2010 at 5:56 AM

Actually, the fix was even easier for us. We simply added -Dcoldfusion.fckupload=true to the JVM Arguments panel in CF admin.


Comment 10 by Joel G. posted on 3/9/2011 at 9:58 PM

I also had a problem with FCK Editor image uploads after applying the hotfix. I fixed it in editor/filemanager/connectors/cfm/cf_commands.cfm. There is a function called FileUpload. I renamed that to FileUploader and then changed 2 calls to that function: cf_upload.cfm and cf_connector.cfm. Note that it is only necessary to change the actual function calls. FileUpload appears as a string in a few places and you can leave them alone. Fixed the 500 error for me.

Comment 11 by Joel G. posted on 3/9/2011 at 10:29 PM

Wow, I just realized how late I am to this party.

I should note that the problem on our end was that we rolled out fckeditor separate from the one included with CF 9 and the fileupload function conflicted with the one in CFIDE.

Comment 12 by Michael De Jonghe posted on 6/17/2011 at 10:31 PM

I'm getting this error in my log files:


It's all over multiple applications.

Any ideas on that. Applied the hot fix the other day.