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Check for bdir.htr files

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for existence of bdir.htr

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The file bdir.htr is a default IIS files which can give
a malicious user a lot of unnecessary information about
your file system. Specifically, the bdir.htr script permits
the user to browse and create files on hard drive. As this
includes critical system files, it is highly possible that
the attacker will be able to use this script to escalate
rights and gain 'Administrator' access.

Example,
http://target/scripts/iisadmin/bdir.htr??c:\

Solution: If you do not need these files, then delete them,
otherwise use suitable access control lists to ensure that
the files are not world-readable.

Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID:

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

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