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Malformed Hit-Highlighting Argument Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains IIS IDA/IDQ Path Reveal vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote IIS web server is missing a security patch.

Description :

The remote version of IIS is vulnerable to two vulnerabilities :

- An information disclosure issue permits a remote attacker to obtain
the real pathname of the document root by requesting non-existent
files with .ida or .idq extensions.

- An argument validation issue in the WebHits component lets a remote
attacker read abitrary files on the remote server

Solution :

Microsoft released a patch for Windows 2000 :

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms00-006.mspx

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/I:N/A:N/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 1065

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Filipe Custodio

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