Looks like, the issue is specific to OS (Unix) or Apache. This might require some troubleshooting back and forth.
One development platform is a Win10 CF version 2016,0,03,300466 with Java version 1.8.0_72 and no such errors occur on the test system.
The production systems is UNIX CF versionj 2016,0,03,30046 with Java version 1.8.0_72 and errors occur there so the application no longer runs.
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The problem has gone away, with no known change to the host system software. Earlier, it continued to fail after updates to Java and system reboots. Then after several days passed, it started working again with both simple test pages and the production application.
I am rewriting the application so that it functions without using imageresize and Imagepaste since if went away without a reason it may likely return and cause the application that had depended on cfimage to again stop functioning. The application owner does not want to depend on a software feature that may or may not function with no apparent cause or no other dependable way to fix it.
Same problem here, but appears fixed after revising Java settings to include -XX:+UseG1GC (replacing -XX:+UseParallelGC).
And still appears fixed after changing back to Parallel, but I think G1 setting may be more trustworthy.
ColdFusion 11 Update 13
Sandbox security enabled
Windows Server 2012 R2