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Wired News: Server Bug Places Sites at Risk

Jul 20, 1999, 20:47 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Polly Sprenger)

Thanks to D Horn for this link.

"A once-obscure Microsoft Web server security problem is back with a vengeance, allowing crackers to easily pry open some of the Web's biggest sites.

"When the bug first surfaced last summer, it proved very difficult to exploit. But a mere six lines of code released Monday makes the problem much more pressing, security groups warned.

"At least 50 percent of the IIS sites we looked at are infected," said Greg Gonzalez, who discovered a new and simpler way to exploit the hole."

Complete story.