Microsoft IIS FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) shtml.exe Path Disclosure

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Synopsis :

The remote web server has an information disclosure vulnerability.

Description :

The version of FrontPage Extensions running on the remote host has an
information disclosure vulnerability. Using a non-existent file as an
argument to the 'shtml.exe' CGI reveals the local absolute path of the
web root. A remote attacker could use this information to mount
further attacks.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2000-05/0084.html

Solution :

Upgrade to FrontPage Server Extensions SR1.2 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 10405 (frontpage_shtml.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 1174

CVE ID: CVE-2000-0413