September 14, 2021
ColdFusion (2021 release) and ColdFusion (2018 release) September updates
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September 14, 2021
ColdFusion (2021 release) and ColdFusion (2018 release) September updates
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We are pleased to announce that we have released the updates for the following ColdFusion versions:

Note: The ColdFusion (2021 release) installers have also been refreshed with this update. The new server installers bundle Update 2 and JDK 11.0.11. The ColdFusion Add-Ons and other installers are bundled with JDK 11.0.11. The refreshed installers are available at ColdFusion downloads.

In these updates, we’ve fixed a few security bugs and some other bugs, which are mentioned in the tech notes.

These updates fix security vulnerabilities that are mentioned in the security bulletin,  APSB21-75.

In addition, Update 2 of ColdFusion 2021 features the following:

For more information, see the tech notes for ColdFusion 2021 Update 2.

The Docker images will be hosted shortly on Amazon ECR and Docker Hub.

Please update your ColdFusion versions and provide us your valuable feedback.

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2021-09-16 13:11:59
2021-09-16 13:11:59

Heads-up:  As is being discussed in a cf community forum thread, there are  some bugs in query of queries functionality, in both these updates.

And Adobe has a fix. To obtain it, email them at cfsup@adobe.com, as indicated a nested comment there from Adobe,

As for applying such special fixes, you may find value in a blog post I’ve done in the past, “How to implement a special hotfix that Adobe may give you“.

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2021-09-14 22:28:54
2021-09-14 22:28:54

Also, it would be very helpful if the cffiddle.org site (run by Adobe) could be updated ASAP to run these two new updates. Thanks.

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2021-09-14 16:55:11
2021-09-14 16:55:11

Here are a couple of follow-on points that may interest readers (and a couple of questions for Adobe).

  1. Note that the update technotes for both CF2021 and 2018 indicate that the updates (or refreshed installers) offer support for MacOS Big Sur and an update of CF’s embedded Tomcat to 9.0.50, in addition to other bug fixes, the security fixes, etc. (I am curious to hear if folks running MacOS find that the update alone is enough to deal with issues, or if instead they really will need to use the “refreshed CF2021 installer” that is also offered with this update. Note that none is offered for CF2018.)
  2. Speaking of those the “refreshed” CF2021 installers, I’ll note a couple other gotchas:
    1. First, despite what this page says, the installers are NOT to be found at the page indicated (the CF “downloads” page). That is referring to the “related” installers, like the add-ons, .NET, PMT, API Manager, etc. The actual CF installers have never been offered on that CF “downloads” page.

      Instead, the installers are to be found at a page that page points us to, which is the other, traditional page for obtaining the installer (for Developer or Trial use), where one fills out the form and then chooses the installer desired.

    2. And second, on that page, some may have noticed that Adobe has for some months offered also links to the installer at the BOTTOM of that form, such that one needed not fill it out. (I’ve been meaning to blog about that.) But beware that as of this morning on Sept 14, those links below the form still download the ORIGINAL CF2021 installers, not today’s announced “refreshed” ones.

      Instead, it’s only if you DO proceed to fill out the form, then what you get WILL be the refreshed installer (at least it was for the Windows installer I obtained, but I suspect it’s so for the other OS installers).

      And I suspect in time that the file obtained via those links at the bottom of the form WILL be updated to be the refreshed installers.

      (Adobe folks: please do attend to that. Otherwise there could be a lot of confusion from people finding those are not updated.)

  3. Finally, it’s because that page for downloading CF only offers CF2021 (now that it came out, and no longer CF2018–as is always their policy with new releases) that one can’t get any refreshed installer there for CF2018.

    Adobe folks: will you be offering a refreshed installer for folks who have licensed CF2018, at the licensing.adobe.com site? (I am unable to confirm that for folks, myself.) Or will there be absolutely no refreshed installers for CF2018? That would be a shame, as it’s a total pain to update CF (needing to deal with updates 4 and 8 specially), as well as the CF web server connectors, and the JVM. While it’s nice that the CF, wsconfig, and JVM updates are bundled into refreshed installers for CF 2021, we need it as much if not more for CF2018.

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