Microsoft Probes Flaw in ASP.NET

    Date11 Oct 2004
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    4454
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Updated: A glitch in the platform's processing of URLs could allow intruders to access password-protected sections of a Web site simply by altering a URL. . . . Updated: A glitch in the platform's processing of URLs could allow intruders to access password-protected sections of a Web site simply by altering a URL.

    Microsoft Corp. is investigating a reported security flaw in its ASP.NET technology that could allow intruders to access password-protected sections of a Web site simply by altering a URL.

    The hole involves a glitch in ASP.NET's processing of URLs, a process known as canonicalization. According to an advisory posted Tuesday on Microsoft's Web site, "an attacker can send specially crafted requests to the server and view secured content without providing the proper credentials."

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