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.
This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft.
|Date First Published:||2004-07-14|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-07-14 15:09 UTC|