ISAPI


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ISAPI

ISAPI

(Internet Server API) A programming interface on Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft's Web server. Using ISAPI function calls, Web pages can invoke programs that are written as DLLs on the server, typically to access data in a database. IIS comes with a DLL that allows embedded queries to access ODBC-compliant databases. ISAPI is an alternative to using CGI scripts on Microsoft Web servers. The counterpart to ISAPI on the client side is WinInet. See WinInet.


Server-side Processing
This illustration shows the various methods used to deploy server-side processing. ISAPI applications are only one technique used in Web servers.
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Connection to IIS and NetScape Sun web servers is via ISAPI and NSAPI.
While the test members are using the remote shell on TestBCS to explore additional weaknesses in an effort to gain privileged access, they discover that the server is susceptible to an ISAPI buffer overflow (another vulnerability in Microsoft's ITS server).
(To be a geek for a moment, it is a buffer overrun in the IDA/IDQ ISAPI filter.) That the vulnerability had such a designation implies that Microsoft was aware of it and had issued a bulletin on the vulnerability in question.