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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Check for IIS .cnf file leakage

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for existence of world-readable .cnf files

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The IIS web server may permit remote users to read sensitive information
from .cnf files. This is not the default configuration.

Example, http://target/_vti_pvt%5csvcacl.cnf, access.cnf,
svcacl.cnf, writeto.cnf, service.cnf, botinfs.cnf,
bots.cnf, linkinfo.cnf and services.cnf

See also : http://www.safehack.com/Advisory/IIS5webdir.txt
Solution: If you do not need .cnf files, then delete them, otherwise use
suitable access control lists to ensure that the .cnf files are not
world-readable by Anonymous users.

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 4078

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: By John Lampe....j_lampe@bellsouth.net

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