Date Discovered November 13, 2012
Description Microsoft IIS is prone to a remote command-injection vulnerability because it fails to adequately sanitize user-supplied input data.
Remote attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the application; this may disclose sensitive information.
- Avaya Conferencing Standard Edition 6.0.1
- Microsoft IIS 7.0
- Microsoft IIS 7.5
- Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
- Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
- Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
- Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems SP1
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium SP1
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems SP1
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
- Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
- Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service. If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of a successful attack.
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights. To reduce the impact of successful exploits, run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimum access rights.
Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity including unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.
Updates are available. Please see the references for details.
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