Vulnerability Note VU#717748

Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 contains a buffer overflow in the redirect function

Original Release date: 14 Jul 2004 | Last revised: 14 Jul 2004

Overview

There is a vulnerability in the redirect function of Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

Description

Internet Information Server (IIS) is a web server available for the Microsoft Windows operating system. IIS provides a redirect function that is responsible for forwarding incoming HTTP requests to another page. There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the way the redirect function validates the length of incoming requests. By sending a specially crafted message to an affected system, an attacker could trigger a buffer overflow and potentially execute code of the attacker's choice. For more information, please refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-021.

Note: According to the Microsoft Security Bulletin, only IIS 4.0 systems are affected.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

Solution

Apply a patch as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-021.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected-14 Jul 2004
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft.

This document was written by Damon Morda and based on information provided by Microsoft.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0205
  • Date Public: 13 Jul 2004
  • Date First Published: 14 Jul 2004
  • Date Last Updated: 14 Jul 2004
  • Severity Metric: 10.13
  • Document Revision: 9

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