IIS Security: Mapping IDC Reveals Paths for Web Directories

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We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
When an Internet Database Connector (IDC) file returns an error, the errorreturned displays the full physical path of the IDC file that caused theerror.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Internet InformationServer version 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
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If an error occurs while browsing to an *.IDC file, it displays the fullphysical path of the file that caused the error, for example:
Error Performing Query
Error processing file 'c:\inetpub\scripts\samples\test.idc'

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