ID CVE-2010-2731
Summary Unspecified vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1 on Windows XP SP3, when directory-based Basic Authentication is enabled, allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and execute ASP files via a crafted request, aka "Directory Authentication Bypass Vulnerability."
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft IIS 5.1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
Base: 6.8 (as of 16-09-2010 - 14:03)
  • Authentication Abuse
    An attacker obtains unauthorized access to an application, service or device either through knowledge of the inherent weaknesses of an authentication mechanism, or by exploiting a flaw in the authentication scheme's implementation. In such an attack an authentication mechanism is functioning but a carefully controlled sequence of events causes the mechanism to grant access to the attacker. This attack may exploit assumptions made by the target's authentication procedures, such as assumptions regarding trust relationships or assumptions regarding the generation of secret values. This attack differs from Authentication Bypass attacks in that Authentication Abuse allows the attacker to be certified as a valid user through illegitimate means, while Authentication Bypass allows the user to access protected material without ever being certified as an authenticated user. This attack does not rely on prior sessions established by successfully authenticating users, as relied upon for the "Exploitation of Session Variables, Resource IDs and other Trusted Credentials" attack patterns.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Utilizing REST's Trust in the System Resource to Register Man in the Middle
    This attack utilizes a REST(REpresentational State Transfer)-style applications' trust in the system resources and environment to place man in the middle once SSL is terminated. Rest applications premise is that they leverage existing infrastructure to deliver web services functionality. An example of this is a Rest application that uses HTTP Get methods and receives a HTTP response with an XML document. These Rest style web services are deployed on existing infrastructure such as Apache and IIS web servers with no SOAP stack required. Unfortunately from a security standpoint, there frequently is no interoperable identity security mechanism deployed, so Rest developers often fall back to SSL to deliver security. In large data centers, SSL is typically terminated at the edge of the network - at the firewall, load balancer, or router. Once the SSL is terminated the HTTP request is in the clear (unless developers have hashed or encrypted the values, but this is rare). The attacker can utilize a sniffer such as Wireshark to snapshot the credentials, such as username and password that are passed in the clear once SSL is terminated. Once the attacker gathers these credentials, they can submit requests to the web service provider just as authorized user do. There is not typically an authentication on the client side, beyond what is passed in the request itself so once this is compromised, then this is generally sufficient to compromise the service's authentication scheme.
  • Man in the Middle Attack
    This type of attack targets the communication between two components (typically client and server). The attacker places himself in the communication channel between the two components. Whenever one component attempts to communicate with the other (data flow, authentication challenges, etc.), the data first goes to the attacker, who has the opportunity to observe or alter it, and it is then passed on to the other component as if it was never intercepted. This interposition is transparent leaving the two compromised components unaware of the potential corruption or leakage of their communications. The potential for Man-in-the-Middle attacks yields an implicit lack of trust in communication or identify between two components.
exploit-db via4
description Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5 Authentication Bypass Vulnerability (MS10-065). CVE-2010-2731,CVE-CVE-2010-2731. Remote exploit for windows p...
id EDB-ID:14179
last seen 2016-02-01
modified 2010-07-02
published 2010-07-02
reporter Soroush Dalili
title Microsoft Internet Information Services IIS 5 - Authentication Bypass Vulnerability MS10-065
metasploit via4
description This module bypasses basic authentication for Internet Information Services (IIS). By appending the NTFS stream name to the directory name in a request, it is possible to bypass authentication.
last seen 2019-03-13
modified 2017-07-24
published 2012-06-25
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
title MS10-065 Microsoft IIS 5 NTFS Stream Authentication Bypass
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS10-065
date 2010-09-14T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 2267960
severity Important
title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Could Allow Remote Code Execution
nessus via4
  • NASL family CGI abuses
    description The version of IIS 5.x installed on the remote host is affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability. It is possible to access protected web directories without authentication through use of an Alternate Data Stream to open protected folders. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can leverage this issue to gain access to protected web directories.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 47594
    published 2010-07-05
    reporter Tenable
    title IIS 5.x Alternate Data Stream Authentication Bypass
  • NASL family Web Servers
    description According to the HTTP server banner the remote server is IIS 7.0. The server may be vulnerable to a number of vulnerabilities including a couple of remote code execution vulnerabilities.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-13
    plugin id 108808
    published 2018-04-03
    reporter Tenable
    title Microsoft IIS 7.0 Vulnerabilities (uncredentialed) (PCI/DSS)
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS10-065.NASL
    description The version of IIS installed on the remote host has the following vulnerabilities : - Sending a specially crafted request for an ASP page on a website hosted by IIS can result in a denial of service. (CVE-2010-1899) - Sending a specially crafted HTTP request to an IIS server with FastCGI enabled can result in remote code execution. (CVE-2010-2730) - Sending a specially crafted request to an IIS server running on Windows XP can allow a remote attacker to bypass the need to authenticate to access restricted resources. (CVE-2010-2731)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 49223
    published 2010-09-14
    reporter Tenable
    title MS10-065: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2267960)
oval via4
accepted 2010-10-25T04:00:21.996-04:00
class vulnerability
name Dragos Prisaca
organization Symantec Corporation
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (x86) SP3 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5631
  • comment Microsoft IIS 5.1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:460
description Unspecified vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1 on Windows XP SP3, when directory-based Basic Authentication is enabled, allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and execute ASP files via a crafted request, aka "Directory Authentication Bypass Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6942
status accepted
submitted 2010-09-14T13:00:00
title Directory Authentication Bypass Vulnerability
version 35
refmap via4
ms MS10-065
Last major update 18-07-2011 - 22:38
Published 15-09-2010 - 15:00
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:58
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