Date Discovered June 14, 2005
Description Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) server is reported prone to a HTTP request smuggling attack.
The vendor reports that Microsoft ISA server fails to correctly handle an invalid HTTP request that contains multiple 'Content-Length' values in an invalid HTTP header.
A remote attacker may exploit this issue to launch cache poisoning or content-restriction bypass attacks against the affected server.
- Microsoft ISA Server 2000
- Microsoft ISA Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
- Microsoft ISA Server 2000 Enterprise Edition SP1
- Microsoft ISA Server 2000 Enterprise Edition SP2
- Microsoft ISA Server 2000 FP1
- Microsoft ISA Server 2000 SP1
- Microsoft ISA Server 2000 SP2
Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity. Flag on anomalous HTTP requests that contain two 'Content-length' values. Audit logs regularly and adjust policies according to results.
Microsoft has released a fix to address this issue.
Credits Steve Orrin of Watchfire is credited with the discovery of this issue.
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