RE: plugging old IIS FTP holes

From: Levinson, Karl (
Date: 07/21/03

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    To: 'Stuart' <>,
    Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 11:07:25 -0400

    AFAIK, Microsoft does not support this, according to the article below.
    [The article mentions NT and 2000, but should also be true for XP.];en-us;316998

    Here's one tool that supposedly will do this:

    And a quick Google search also returned this article:

    Links to articles on how to change other IIS banners [and reasons why doing
    this may or may not improve your security very much] can be found at:

    To the original poster, I feel obligated to recommend making sure that if
    the anonymous account [IUSR by default] is enabled, it does not have both
    read and write permission to any one folder, especially if the FTP service
    will be visible from the internet, for the reasons described at

    Removing the Posix subsystem might also be something to consider concerning
    the above mentioned type of FTP server abuse. See:

    Last, any patches you may be missing can be found by going to and either installing Windows 2000 SP4
    or, if you have a reason for avoiding SP4, use the Hotfix Search to find the
    latest post SP3 patches for IIS and all your other installed Microsoft
    software components. [While you're there, you might also run MBSA /
    hfnetchk both now and at regular intervals to look for missing patches and
    security issues.]



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Stuart []
    Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 10:20 AM
    Subject: RE: plugging old IIS FTP holes

    Has anyone been successful in removing the "Microsoft FTP Service" part
    of the banner? Or does anyone know of a way to do this?


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