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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2005-2678
Last Modified 07 Mar 2011 09:24:52
Published 23 Aug 2005 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Microsoft IIS 5.1 and 6 allows remote attackers to spoof the SERVER_NAME variable to bypass security checks and conduct various attacks via a GET request with an http://localhost URI, which makes it appear as if the request is coming from localhost.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.0

  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.1

  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 6.0


VUPEN - ADV-2005-1503

SECUNIA - 16548


BUGTRAQ - 20050822 Remote IIS 5.x and IIS 6.0 Server Name Spoof

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:40:36