Microsoft IIS 6.0 Unsupported Version Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 97994
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Synopsis

An unsupported version of Microsoft IIS is running on the remote Windows host.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the installation of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 on the remote host is no longer supported.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities.

Solution

Upgrade to a version of Microsoft IIS that is currently supported.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?d99a8431

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windows-server-2003

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97994

File Name: microsoft_iis_unsupported.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 4/17/2017

Updated: 9/22/2020

Dependencies: http_version.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:iis

Required KB Items: www/iis

Reference Information

IAVA: 0001-A-0556