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Microsoft IIS FTP Server LIST Stack Exhaustion

This module triggers Denial of Service condition in the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) FTP Server 5.0 through 7.0 via a list (ls) -R command containing a wildcard. For this exploit to work in most cases, you need 1) a valid ftp account: either read-only or write-access account 2) the "FTP Publishing" must be configured as "manual" mode in startup type 3) there must be at least one directory under FTP root directory. If your provided an FTP account has write-access privilege and there is no single directory, a new directory with random name will be created prior to sending exploit payload.

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Module Name



  • Kingcope
  • Myo Soe




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/dos/windows/ftp/iis_list_exhaustion msf auxiliary(iis_list_exhaustion) > show actions ...actions... msf auxiliary(iis_list_exhaustion) > set ACTION <action-name> msf auxiliary(iis_list_exhaustion) > show options and set options... msf auxiliary(iis_list_exhaustion) > run

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