Microsoft IIS webhits.dll Hit-Highlighting Authentication Bypass

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31648


The remote web server contains a module which may allow an attacker to bypass authentication.


The remote IIS web server contains a vulnerability in the Server Hit Hilight Module which may allow an attacker to view the contents of a page otherwise requiring authentication.

An attacker may exploit this flaw to bypass authentication on certain pages.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31648

File Name: iis_htw_auth_bypass.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2008/03/25

Modified: 2011/09/07

Dependencies: 10107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:iis

Required KB Items: www/iis

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2815

BID: 24105

OSVDB: 41091

CWE: 264