Microsoft IIS administrative Web pages cross-site scripting

iis-admin-pages-xss (10501) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is vulnerable to cross-site scripting caused by improper input validation by the administrative Web pages. A remote attacker in control of a Web site could create a URL link embedded with malicious script to one of the affected IIS administrative pages. Once the victim clicks the malicious URL, the script would then be executed in the victim's Web browser within the security context of the site running IIS. This could allow the attacker to steal cookies and possibly other information from the vulnerable Web server.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-018. See References.

Note: Microsoft originally provided a patch for this vulnerability in MS02-062, but it was superseded by the patch released with MS03-018.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft IIS 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.1

Reported:

Oct 30, 2002

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