Microsoft Windows Server 2003 IIS 6.0 WebDAV PROPFIND Request Handling RCE (EXPLODINGCAN)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 99523


The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote host is running Windows Server 2003 and Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 with WebDAV enabled. It is, therefore, affected by a buffer overflow condition in the IIS WebDAV service due to improper handling of the 'If' header in a PROPFIND request. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted request, to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.

EXPLODINGCAN is one of multiple Equation Group vulnerabilities and exploits disclosed on 2017/04/14 by a group known as the Shadow Brokers.


Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0 are no longer maintained or supported by Microsoft. Upgrade to a currently supported version of Microsoft Windows and IIS. Alternatively, disable either IIS or WebDAV.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 99523

File Name: iis6_webdav_cve-2017-7269_direct.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2017/04/20

Modified: 2017/09/01

Dependencies: 11936, 11424

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:iis

Required KB Items: www/iis

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/03/26

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Microsoft IIS WebDav ScStoragePathFromUrl Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7269

BID: 97127

OSVDB: 154358

EDB-ID: 41738