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Re: [PEN-TEST] ISS not detecting unicode bug??
From: "Covington, James (ISS California)" <JCovington () ISS NET>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 12:09:56 -0500


Can you tell me how you know the hole exists?  And I've got to ask the
obvious..are you sure nothing was changed on the server before the ISS scan?


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-----Original Message-----
From: John Doe [mailto:j_d0e () EMAIL COM]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 6:07 PM
Subject: [PEN-TEST] ISS not detecting unicode bug??

I am trying to use ISS v6.1 with the latest vulnerability update (downloaded
yesterday) which includes a check for the following:

IIS UNICODE translation error allows remote command execution
Risk Level:   High Check or Attack Name: IisUnicodeTranslation

I had to explicitly modify the L5 NT/IIS policy to check for this vuln. and
I can see that it was checked for in the scan history, however it did not
reveal the presence of the hole.

The problem is, the hole exists and it didn't detect it. I feel that either
I am doing something wrong, or the software isn't working properly. I am
concerned that using this tool to perform scans is going to leave me

Comments/suggestions are appreciated...thanks!

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