Security holes that run deep

Tuesday, 21 December 2004, 11:38 AM EST

A couple months ago, Toby Beaumont reported an ASP.NET vulnerability that, depending on the server configuration, allowed anyone to completely bypass user authentication and access protected files. Microsoft quickly provided a fix and the issue passed without much fanfare, mostly because the flaw wasn't widely exploited, and consequently many people failed to recognize just how serious this attack vector could be.

By Mark Burnett at SecurityFocus.

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