MS00-006: Microsoft IIS IDA/IDQ Multiple Vulnerabilities (uncredentialed check)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 10492


The remote IIS web server is missing a security patch.


The remote version of IIS is affected by two vulnerabilities :

- An information disclosure issue allows a remote attacker to obtain the real pathname of the document root by requesting nonexistent files with .ida or .idq extensions.

- An argument validation issue in the WebHits component lets a remote attacker read arbitrary files on the remote server.

The path disclosure issue has been reported to affect Microsoft Index Server as well.


Microsoft released a patch for Windows 2000.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 10492

File Name: iis_anything_idq.nasl

Version: 1.48

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 8/24/2000

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:iis

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/11/2000

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0071, CVE-2000-0098, CVE-2000-0302

BID: 1065

MSFT: MS00-006

MSKB: 251170, 252463