Overflow in MS PWS
|Description:||typical buffer overflow|
|Author:||Gurney Halleck <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Compromise:||Crash the personal web server (it is also possible that you could be able to execute arbitrary code remotely)|
|Vulnerable Systems:||Those running MS Personal Web Server (pws32/22.214.171.1242), it is apparently packaged with FrontPage 97. |
|Date:||15 January 1998 |
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 12:03:30 -0700
From: Gurney Halleck <email@example.com>
To: dc-stuff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Buffer overflow with MS PWS
I don't know if this has ever been reported. I did check MS Technical
support but didn't find anything.
While goofing with MS Personal Web Server (pws32/126.96.36.1992) that came
packaged with FrontPage 97 and running under NT 3.51 , I found that the
following URL will crash PWS.
Where PWS_Name is the domain name of the PWS server and the long string
is 159 chars.
I have no idea if it is exploitable beyond just crashing PWS.
It bombs out with an Exception: access violation as reported by Dr.
Gurney Halleck <email@example.com>
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