Microsoft IIS perl.exe HTTP Path Disclosure

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by an information disclosure
vulnerability.

Description :

It was possible to obtain the physical location of a virtual web
directory of this host by issuing a request for a non-existent file
with an IISAPI-registered extension.

An attacker may use this flaw to gain more information about the remote
host, and hence make more focused attacks.

Solution :

Configure the web server to check for the existence of a file before
it returns an error message.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND)

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 10120 (iis_perl_problem.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 194

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0450