83386 : Microsoft IIS Non-existent IDC File Request Web Root Path Disclosure
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
1999-06-04

Description

Microsoft IIS webserver contains a flaw that may lead to an unauthorized information disclosure. The issue is triggered when a remote attacker sends a request for a non-existent IDC file, which discloses the software's installation path resulting in a loss of confidentiality. While such information is relatively low risk, it is often useful in carrying out additional, more focused attacks.

Classification

Location: Remote / Network Access
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Solution: Patch / RCS
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified
OSVDB: Web Related

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Microsoft has released a patch to address this vulnerability. Check the vendor advisory or solution in the references section.

Products

Microsoft Corporation
Windows NT Server 4.0
SP1
SP2
SP3
SP5
SP4

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