Re: Software to test my mail/webserver for flaws?

From: Karl Levinson [x y] mvp (
Date: 12/12/02

From: "Karl Levinson [x y] mvp" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 10:48:53 -0500 [despite the name of the URL, it
does list a variety of free vulnerability assessment scanners]

MBSA from Microsoft is a good start, though you probably want separate tools
that scan for Windows vulnerabilities, IIS vulnerabilities, and possibly
also web application / code vulnerabilities.

Other information:

"Richard Mahoney" <> wrote in message
> "Bill Sanderson" <> wrote in message
> news:ufWOCQeoCHA.2220@TK2MSFTNGP09...
> > I would run MBSA 1.1, and look closely at the recommendations it makes.
> > Your wording makes me wonder whether you are running MS products for
> > functions, however--so this may not get into the depth you need.
> >
> >
> tools/Tools/mbsahome.asp
> Thanks,
> I'm not running a Microsoft server product but am on the Windows platform.
> RM.
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