Microsoft IIS 1.0 cmd privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as very critical has been found in Microsoft IIS 1.0 (Web Server). This affects an unknown code block of the file cmd. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

iis 1.0 allows users to execute arbitrary commands using .bat or .cmd files.

The weakness was published 02/25/1996 as Q148188 as confirmed knowledge base article (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-1999-0233. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/07/2019). Due to its background and reception, this vulnerability has a historic impact. It appears that this is the first ever documented vulnerability in MS IIS.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 860. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 1162.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 2023), X-Force (63) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-636). Further details are available at





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Snort ID: 860
Snort Message: SERVER-WEBAPP snork.bat access
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Advisory: Q148188
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-0233 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 2023 - Multiple Vendor .BAT/.CMD Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
X-Force: 63
Vulnerability Center: 636 - IIS .BAT/.CMD Remote Command Execution Vulnerability, High

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Created: 06/17/2014 04:52 PM
Updated: 05/07/2019 11:58 PM
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