Cracker exploits Microsoft server flaw


Author: JT Smith

ZDNet follows up on reports about Microsoft’s
security hole in IIS 5.0.
“A hacker has announced that time’s up for system administrators who
haven’t patched Windows 2000 Web servers vulnerable to a flaw
revealed by Microsoft two days ago. The hacker — using the handle ‘Dark Spyrit’ — released a program
on Wednesday night designed to exploit the security hole and give
anyone with limited technical knowledge the ability to completely
control a Windows 2000 server running version 5 of Microsoft’s
Internet Information Server (IIS) Web software.”


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