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There's a Hole in IIS

Internet Information Services (IIS) has a big hole, and so far there's no fix -- just a warning. Versions 5 through 6 are vulnerable to an "elevation of privilege" attack.

So far no one has been struck, as far as we know, and there are some things you can do. Make sure your access control lists are disciplined and that those who don't need access don't have it. You can also set up fake admin accounts that don't actually have admin rights. This way an intruder may think he's cracked your system, but can't actually do anything. Pretty clever.

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/20/2009 at 1:16 PM


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