Date: 11 July 2007
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2007.0506 -- [Win]
MS07-041 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information
Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution
11 July 2007
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
Operating System: Windows XP
Impact: Administrator Compromise
Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CVE-2005-4360
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- Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
- Windows XP Home Service Pack 2
- Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
- Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
- Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
- Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
- Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems
- Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
- Windows Vista
- Windows Vista x64 Edition
There is a remote code execution vulnerability in Internet Information Services
(IIS) 5.1 on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 that could allow an
attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability to take complete
control of the affected system. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by
sending specially crafted URL requests to a Web page hosted by Internet
1. Use URLScan 2.5
The installation of URLScan helps protect the affected system from attempts
to exploit this vulnerability.
- Install URLScan, using the default URLScan.ini settings.
- Restart the IISAdmin and WWW Publishing services for the changes to take
2. To help protect from network-based attempts to exploit this vulnerability,
block access to port 80 (TCP) using:
- Windows Firewall.
3. Uninstall IIS on systems that do not require it.
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