Posted by Chris Maunder
Thursday, April 13, 2000 6:00pm
Possibly not - but the media went into a frenzy!
There were reports that Microsoft's IIS webserver contained a backdoor that used the password "Netscape engineers are weenies!".
BetaNews reported the apparant back door but have since updated the information and downgraded the security issue. The original report stated that the backdoor was in the dvwssr.dll library. Microsoft released a security bulletin, and then an update to this bulletin stating that there is no backdoor, but that there is a potential security problem with the dvwssr.dll library and that it should be removed from servers.
The bulletin can be found at
Evidently if you grab an old version of dvwssr.dll and open it in notepad you can find the following
/global.asa .asp !seineew era sreenigne epacsteN HTTP/1.0 404 Object Not Found