Microsoft IIS 5 .printer ISAPI Filter Enabled

This script is Copyright (C) 2001-2014 Matt Moore

Synopsis :

The remote web server supports Internet Printing Protocol.

Description :

IIS 5 has support for the Internet Printing Protocol(IPP), which is
enabled in a default install. The protocol is implemented in IIS5 as an
ISAPI extension. At least one security problem (a buffer overflow) has
been found with that extension in the past, so we recommend you disable
it if you do not use this functionality.

Solution :

To unmap the .printer extension :

1. Open Internet Services Manager.
2. Right-click the Web server choose Properties from the context menu.
3. Master Properties
4. Select WWW Service -> Edit -> HomeDirectory -> Configuration

and remove the reference to .printer from the list.

Risk factor :


Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 10661 (iis5_isapi_printer.nasl)

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