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RE: ASP security in HTML pages
From: "Steve McCullough" <website () showmethesmut com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 09:29:46 -0300

Hi all,

I'd like to point out that there have been plenty of ways to get IIS to
reveal ASP source code. Some examples:

As _Hacking Web Applications Exposed_ puts it: "With the track record that
IIS has had in the source disclosure department, it's never a good idea to
assume that someone won't be able to view your source code" (55).

It's sometimes suggested that scripters wrap database connection strings,
encryption keys, and other sensitive information in COM objects to keep them
private. Are there alternatives? What sorts of strategies do people use to
keep their script contents confidential?


Steve McCullough
Web designer

-----Original Message-----
From: Harrison Gladden [mailto:linuxguru80 () yahoo com]
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 6:51 PM
To: Binoni_MARTIN
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com; webappsec () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: ASP security in HTML pages

The replies still stand.  The only way the unprocessed
asp page will make it to the client is if there is a
"fatal" flaw/misconfiguration of the IIS server.
Otherwise all request for the file via the http web
server will be processed by the asp dll engine.
However if you request the file via ftp or something
of the sort then yes you will get the unprocesses code
back from the server.

--- Binoni_MARTIN <Benoni.MARTIN () libertis ga> wrote:
Well, it seems I have not been very shape in my last
posting. I know ASP code is executed on the server's
side, and not in the client's browser (it will just
receive the results of the scriting).

But if a client requests "toto.asp", despite of if
it will receive the "toto.asp" WITHOUT the ASP
scripts, the server has a "full toto.asp" WITH the
asp scripts. So my question was: as the server has
in his directory this "full toto.asp", is there a
way to get the "full toto.asp" from the server?

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