Microsoft FrontPage Extensions MS-DOS Device Request DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2000-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The web server has a denial of service vulnerability.

Description :

It is possible to disable FrontPage extensions on the remote host by
requesting a URL containing the name of a DOS device via shtml.exe,
such as :

GET /_vti_bin/shtml.exe/aux.htm

An attacker could use this flaw to disable FrontPage.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2000-08/0288.html
http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/languages/fp/2000/winfpse.asp

Solution :

Upgrade to FrontPage 1.2 or later.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 10497 (frontpage_dos.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 1608

CVE ID: CVE-2000-0709