APACHE SITE 2.2 for Windows

All directives specified in this STIG must be specifically set (i.e. the server is not allowed to revert to programmed defaults for these directives). Included files should be reviewed if they are used. Procedures for reviewing included files are included in the overview document. The use of .htaccess files are not authorized for use according to the STIG. However, if they are used, there are procedures for reviewing them in the overview document. The Web Policy STIG should be used in addition to the Apache Site and Server STIGs in order to do a comprehensive web server review.

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Version / Release: V1R8

Published: 2015-08-27

Updated At: 2018-09-23 02:00:41

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    Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description Status Finding Details Comments
    SV-33109r2_rule WG210 W22 MEDIUM Web content directories must not be anonymously shared. Sharing of web server content is a security risk when a web server is involved. Users accessing the share anonymously could experience privileged access to the content of such directories. Network sharable directories expose those directories and their co
    SV-36644r1_rule WG400 W22 MEDIUM All interactive programs must be placed in a designated directory with appropriate permissions. CGI scripts represents one of the most common and exploitable means of compromising a web server. By definition, CGI are executable by the operating system of the host server. While access control is provided via the web service, the execution of CGI prog
    SV-28849r1_rule WG410 W22 MEDIUM Interactive scripts used on a web server must have proper access controls. The use of CGI scripts represent one of the most common and exploitable means of compromising a web server. By definition, CGI scripts are executable by the operating system of the host server. While access control is provided via the web service, the exe
    SV-33105r1_rule WG110 W22 MEDIUM The number of allowed simultaneous requests must be set. Resource exhaustion can occur when an unlimited number of concurrent requests are allowed on a web site, facilitating a denial of service attack. Mitigating this kind of attack will include limiting the number of concurrent HTTP/HTTPS requests per IP addr
    SV-33107r1_rule WG170 W22 LOW Each readable web document directory must contain either a default, home, index, or equivalent file. The goal is to completely control the web users experience in navigating any portion of the web document root directories. Ensuring all web content directories have indexing turned off or at least the equivalent of an index.html file is a significant fact
    SV-33110r3_rule WG230 W22 HIGH Web server administration must be performed over a secure path or at the local console. Logging into a web server remotely using an unencrypted protocol or service when performing updates and maintenance is a major risk. Data, such as user account, is transmitted in plaintext and can easily be compromised. When performing remote administra
    SV-33132r1_rule WG240 W22 MEDIUM Logs of web server access and errors must be established and maintained. A major tool in exploring the web site use, attempted use, unusual conditions, and problems are reported in the access and error logs. In the event of a security incident, these logs can provide the SA and the web manager with valuable information. Withou
    SV-33135r1_rule WG250 W22 MEDIUM Log file access must be restricted to System Administrators, Web Administrators or Auditors. A major tool in exploring the web site use, attempted use, unusual conditions and problems are the access and error logs. In the event of a security incident, these logs can provide the SA and Web Manager with valuable information. To ensure the integrity
    SV-33134r2_rule WG260 W22 MEDIUM Only web sites that have been fully reviewed and tested must exist on a production web server. In the case of a production web server, areas for content development and testing will not exist, as this type of content is only permissible on a development web site. The process of developing on a functional production web site entails a degree of tria
    SV-33136r1_rule WG290 W22 HIGH The web client account access to the content and scripts directories must be limited to read and execute. Excessive permissions for the anonymous web user account are one of the most common faults contributing to the compromise of a web server. If this user is able to upload and execute files on the web server, the organization or owner of the server will no
    SV-28798r2_rule WG310 W22 MEDIUM A web site must not contain a robots.txt file. Search engines are constantly at work on the Internet. Search engines are augmented by agents, often referred to as spiders or bots, which endeavor to capture and catalog web-site content. In turn, these search engines make the content they obtain and c
    SV-14297r2_rule WG340 W22 MEDIUM A private web server must utilize an approved TLS version. Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption is a required security setting for a private web server. Encryption of private information is essential to ensuring data confidentiality. If private information is not encrypted, it can be intercepted and easily
    SV-33141r1_rule WG350 W22 MEDIUM A private web server must have a valid DoD server certificate. This check verifies that DoD is a hosted web site's CA. The certificate is actually a DoD-issued server certificate used by the organization being reviewed. This is used to verify the authenticity of the web site to the user. If the certificate is not for
    SV-33143r1_rule WG490 W22 LOW Java software on production web servers must be limited to class files and the JAVA virtual machine. From the source code in a .java or a .jpp file, the Java compiler produces a binary file with an extension of .class. The .java or .jpp file would, therefore, reveal sensitive information regarding an application’s logic and permissions to resources on
    SV-36714r1_rule WG430 W22 MEDIUM Anonymous FTP user access to interactive scripts must be prohibited. The directories containing the CGI scripts, such as PERL, must not be accessible to anonymous users via FTP. This applies to all directories that contain scripts that can dynamically produce web pages in an interactive manner (i.e., scripts based upon use
    SV-33144r1_rule WG460 W22 MEDIUM PERL scripts must use the TAINT option. PERL (Practical Extraction and Report Language) is an interpreted language optimized for scanning arbitrary text files, extracting information from those text files, and printing reports based on that information. The language is often used in shell scrip
    SV-33108r1_rule WG205 W22 MEDIUM The web document (home) directory must be in a separate partition from the web server’s system files. Application partitioning enables an additional security measure by securing user traffic under one security context, while managing system and application files under another. Web content is accessible to an anonymous web user. For such an account to have
    SV-33137r2_rule WG265 W22 LOW The required DoD banner page must be displayed to authenticated users accessing a DoD private website. A consent banner will be in place to make prospective entrants aware that the website they are about to enter is a DoD web site and their activity is subject to monitoring. The document, DoDI 8500.01, establishes the policy on the use of DoD information s
    SV-33106r1_rule WG140 W22 MEDIUM Private web servers must require certificates issued from a DoD-authorized Certificate Authority. Web sites requiring authentication within the DoD must utilize PKI as an authentication mechanism for web users. Information systems residing behind web servers requiring authorization based on individual identity must use the identity provided by certifi
    SV-33131r1_rule WG235 W22 HIGH Web Administrators must only use encrypted connections for Document Root directory uploads. Logging in to a web server via an unencrypted protocol or service, to upload documents to the web site, is a risk if proper encryption is not utilized to protect the data being transmitted. An encrypted protocol or service must be used for remote access
    SV-28654r1_rule WG242 W22 MEDIUM Log file data must contain required data elements. The use of log files is a critical component of the operation of the Information Systems (IS) used within the DoD, and they can provide invaluable assistance with regard to damage assessment, causation, and the recovery of both affected components and dat
    SV-40832r1_rule WG255 W22 MEDIUM Access to the web server log files must be restricted to Administrators, the user assigned to run the web server software, Web Manager, and Auditors. A major tool in exploring the web site use, attempted use, unusual conditions and problems are the access and error logs. In the event of a security incident, these logs can provide the SA and Web Manager with valuable information. Because of the informat
    SV-28565r2_rule WG342 W22 MEDIUM Public web servers must use TLS if authentication is required. Transport Layer Security (TLS) is optional for a public web server. However, if authentication is being performed, then the use of the TLS protocol is required. Without the use of TLS, the authentication data would be transmitted unencrypted and would b
    SV-34016r1_rule WG610 W22 LOW Web sites must utilize ports, protocols, and services according to PPSM guidelines. Failure to comply with DoD ports, protocols, and services (PPS) requirements can result in compromise of enclave boundary protections and/or functionality of the automated information system (AIS). The IAM will ensure web servers are configured to use on
    SV-33147r1_rule WA00605 W22 MEDIUM Error logging must be enabled. The server error logs are invaluable because they can also be used to identify potential problems and enable proactive remediation. Log data can reveal anomalous behavior such as “not found” or “unauthorized” errors that may be an evidence of atta
    SV-33149r1_rule WA00612 W22 MEDIUM The sites error logs must log the correct format. The server error logs are invaluable because they can also be used to identify potential problems and enable proactive remediation. Log data can reveal anomalous behavior such as “not found” or “unauthorized” errors that may be an evidence of att
    SV-33151r1_rule WA00615 W22 MEDIUM System logging must be enabled. The server error logs are invaluable because they can also be used to identify potential problems and enable proactive remediation. Log data can reveal anomalous behavior such as “not found” or “unauthorized” errors that may be an evidence of atta
    SV-33153r1_rule WA00620 W22 MEDIUM The LogLevel directive must be enabled. The server error logs are invaluable because they can also be used to identify potential problems and enable proactive remediation. Log data can reveal anomalous behavior such as “not found” or “unauthorized” errors that may be an evidence of at