Microsoft IIS Multiple .cnf File Information Disclosure

Copyright (C) 2000-2014 John Lampe <>

Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by an information disclosure

Description :

The IIS web server may allow a remote user to retrieve its
installation path via GET requests to the files 'access.cnf',
'botinfs.cnf', 'bots.cnf' or 'linkinfo.cnf' in the '/_vti_pvt'
directory. This is not the default configuration.

See also :

Solution :

If you do not need .cnf files, then delete them. Otherwise use
suitable access control lists to ensure that the .cnf files are not
world-readable by anonymous users.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 10575 (iis_dot_cnf.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 4078

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1717

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