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Security Hole In Iis Found

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Daniel Cody

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User since: 14 Dec 1998

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A pretty serious security hole has been found in Microsofts IIS4.0 webserver. By sending a buffer overflow, which is basically a large amount of data, to some pages, the buffer spills out of the HTML root directories and allow programs to be run on the server.

The scary thing is, I've already seen 10 lines of Perl code that have expoited the bug.

Check out the full story here at Wired or get it straight from the company that discovered it.

Dan lives a quiet life in the bustling city of Milwaukee, WI. Although he founded what would become in 1998, he's since moved on to other projects and is now the owner of Progressive Networks, a Zimbra hosting company based in Milwaukee.

His personal site can be found at

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