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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-1999-1537
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:19:45
Published 07 Jul 1999 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



IIS 3.x and 4.x does not distinguish between pages requiring encryption and those that do not, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion) via SSL requests to the HTTPS port for normally unencrypted files, which will cause IIS to perform extra work to send the files over SSL.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0

  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0


BID - 521

XF - ssl-iis-dos(2352)

NTBUGTRAQ - 19990707 SSL and IIS.

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:29