Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-030
Patch Available for "Malformed Extension Data in URL" Vulnerability
Originally Posted: May 11, 2000
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Internet Information Server. The vulnerability could be used to slow the performance of an affected server, or temporarily stop it altogether.
Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability and the patch can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-030.mspx
Please see the following references for more information related to this issue.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-030, http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-030.mspx
- Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 260205, HTTP request with large number of dots or dot/slashes can cause high CPU utilization, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;260205
- RFC 2396, Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax
- Microsoft TechNet Security web site, http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/default.mspx
Obtaining Support on this Issue
This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft Technical Support is available at http://support.microsoft.com/contactussupport/?ws=support.
- May 11, 2000: Bulletin Created.
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