Vulnerability Note VU#717748
Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 contains a buffer overflow in the redirect function
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.
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.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code on an affected system.
Apply a patch as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-021.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||14 Jul 2004|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft.
This document was written by Damon Morda and based on information provided by Microsoft.
- 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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