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IIS Global.asa Retrieval

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tries to retrieve the global.asa file

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

This host is running the Microsoft IIS web server. This web server contains
a configuration flaw that permits the retrieval of the global.asa file.

This file may contain sensitive information such as database passwords,
internal addresses, and web application configuration options. This
vulnerability may be caused by a missing ISAPI map of the .asa extension
to asp.dll.


To restore the .asa map:

Open Internet Services Manager. Right-click on the affected web server and choose Properties
from the context menu. Select Master Properties, then Select WWW Service --> Edit --> Home
Directory --> Configuration. Click the Add button, specify C:\winnt\system32\inetsrv\asp.dll
as the executable (may be different depending on your installation), enter .asa as the extension,
limit the verbs to GET,HEAD,POST,TRACE, ensure the Script Engine box is checked and click OK.

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Digital Defense Inc.

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