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

Vulnerability Note VU#717748

Original Release Date: 2004-07-14 | Last Revised: 2004-07-14

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.

Vendor Information

717748
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  July 14, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-021.

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CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft.

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

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2004-0205
Severity Metric: 10.13
Date Public: 2004-07-13
Date First Published: 2004-07-14
Date Last Updated: 2004-07-14 15:09 UTC
Document Revision: 9

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