iisPROTECT is designed to provide password protection to web directories similar to the htaccess method utilized by the Apache Software Foundation's HTTP web server. More information about iisPROTECT is available at http://www.iisprotect.com .
Upon successful installation and implementation of iisPROTECT, users will be presented with a login and password dialog box when attempting to access files contained in a protected directory. Consider the following example:
An attacker can bypass this authentication by simply requesting the same file through different URL-encoded representations. Examples of these include but are not limited to:
Any remote attacker can exploit the above-described vulnerability to bypass the access control restrictions imposed by iisPROTECT, thereby exposing potentially sensitive files and information.
iisPROTECT 2.1 and 2.2 are vulnerable. Previous versions may be vulnerable as well.
iisPROTECT has released version 126.96.36.199 to fix this vulnerability. The latest version is available at www.iisprotect.com .
The Mitre Corp.'s Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Project has assigned the identification number CAN-2003-0317 to this issue.
12/31/2002 Issue disclosed to iDEFENSE
04/16/2003 E-mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
04/16/2003 Response received from David Fearn of iisPROTECT
04/16/2003 Patch provided to iDEFENSE for verification
05/22/2003 Coordinated public disclosure