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Millions of websites affected by unpatched flaw in Microsoft IIS 6 web server

31
Mar
2017
Millions of websites affected by unpatched flaw in Microsoft IIS 6 web server

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A proof-of-concept exploit has been published for an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0, a version of the web server that’s no longer supported but still widely used.

The exploit allows attackers to execute malicious code on Windows servers running IIS 6.0 with the privileges of the user running the application. Extended support for this version of IIS ended in July 2015 along with support for its parent product, Windows Server 2003.

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