[Snort-sigs] SID 1043 documentation

Kevin Peuhkurinen kevin.peuhkurinen at ...1555...
Wed Jun 11 09:05:05 EDT 2003

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viewcode.asp access"; uricontent:"/viewcode.asp"; nocase;
flow:to_server,established; reference:nessus,10576;
classtype:web-application-activity; sid:1043; rev:6;)
An attacker is attempting to access the 'viewcode.asp' file on your web 
If successful, this attack will display the contents of any file on the 
server.   In addition, it has been reported that this tool is vulnerable 
to a denial of service attack.
Detailed Information:
'viewcode.asp' is a utility that ships with various Microsoft products 
and is meant to allow web site administrators to view the code of active 
server pages during development.   As it will display the contents of 
any file on the server, it should not be present on a production system, 
but is installed by default with some products or as an option on 
others.   As well, the tool may be vulnerable to a denial of service attack.
Affected Systems:
Microsoft Site Server 3.0
Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition
Microsoft Commercial Internet System 2.0
Microsoft BackOffice Server 4.0
Microsoft BackOffice Server 4.5
Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
Attack Scenarios:
An attacker can use this tool to steal data or to gather user 
names/passwords and other information that could facilitate other types 
of attack.
Ease of Attack:
False Positives:
False Negatives:
Corrective Action:
Remove any copies of 'viewcode.asp' from your server.
Kevin Peuhkurinen
Additional References:

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