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IIS Memory Request Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1703

The URL parser in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1 on Windows XP Professional SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via multiple requests to ".dll" followed by arguments such as "~0" through "~9" which causes ntdll.dll to produce a return value that is not correctly handled by IIS as demonstrated using "/_vti_bin/.dll/*/~0". NOTE: the consequence was originally believed to be only a denial of service (application crash and reboot).

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-4360
Product(s):
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)