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Vulnerability Assessment Details

IIS FrontPage DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to crash the Microsoft IIS server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
Microsoft IIS, running Frontpage extensions, is
vulnerable to a remote DoS attack usually called the 'malformed
web submission' vulnerability. A possible hacker, exploiting this vulnerability,
will be able to render the service unusable. If this machine serves a
business-critical functionality, there could be an impact to the business.


Solution: See http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS00-100.mspx

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2144

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 John Lampe

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