Microsoft KB Archive/252352
FIX: HTTP Error 403 When Submitting PATH_INFO to Mapped Application
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0 SP6a
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 4.0 SP6a
When submitting extra path information to an Internet Information Server (IIS) application that has been mapped to a file extension, an error "403.2 Forbidden: Read Access Forbidden" will be returned to the browser.
This problem can be resolved by loading the hotfix available at the following location:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
The following URL will execute the CGITest.exe application passing /Extradir/Extra.txt as PATH_INFO.
You can map a file extension to the CGITest.exe using the Internet Service Manager. If the mscgi extension is mapped to CGITest.exe, the above URL can be executed as follows:
In this case, computers running Windows NT 4 Service Pack 6a will return a 403 error.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q184320 Using PATH_INFO and PATH_TRANSLATED from CGI Applications
Additional query words:
Keywords : _IK kbiis400fix kbOSWinNT400sp6bug
Issue type : kbbug
Technology : kbWinNTsearch kbWinNTWsearch kbWinNTW400search kbWinNT400xsearch kbWinNTSsearch kbWinNTS400sp6 kbWinNTS400xsearch kbWinNTW400SP6a
Last Reviewed: October 23, 2000