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Vulnerability Assessment Details

NT IIS 5.0 Malformed HTTP Printer Request Header Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tests for a remote buffer overflow in IIS 5.0

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

There is a buffer overflow in the remote IIS web server.
It is possible to overflow the remote Web server and execute
commands as the SYSTEM user.

At attacker may make use of this vulnerability and use it to
gain access to confidential data and/or escalate their rights
on the Web server.

See http://www.eeye.com/html/Research/Advisories/AD20010501.html
for more details.

Solution: See http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms01-023.mspx

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 2674

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 John Lampe

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