Microsoft IIS /iisadmin Unrestricted Access

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Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by a privilege escalation
vulnerability.

Description :

When Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 is upgraded from
version 2.0 or 3.0 the ism.dll file is left in the /scripts/iisadmin
directory. This script discloses sensitive information via a specially
crafted URL which could lead to elevated privileges. An attacker could
use this to gain access to the administrator's password.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=91638375309890&w=2

Solution :

Restrict access to /iisadmin through the IIS ISM.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND)

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 10358 (iisadmin.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 189

CVE ID: CVE-1999-1538