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V-214245

The Apache web server must have Web Distributed Authoring (WebDAV) disabled.

Finding ID
AS24-U1-000330
Rule ID
SV-214245r612240_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000141-WSR-000085
CCI
CCI-000381
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

A web server can be installed with functionality that, by its nature, is not secure. WebDAV is an extension to the HTTP protocol that, when developed, was meant to allow users to create, change, and move documents on a server, typically a web server or web share. Allowing this functionality, development, and deployment is much easier for web authors. WebDAV is not widely used and has serious security concerns because it may allow clients to modify unauthorized files on the web server.

Fix Text

Determine where the "dav" modules are located by running the following command: grep -rl "dav_module" <'INSTALL PATH'> Edit the file and comment out the following modules: dav_module dav_fs_module dav_lock_module Restart Apache: apachectl restart

Check Content

In a command line, run "httpd -M | sort" to view a list of installed modules. If any of the following modules are present, this is a finding: dav_module dav_fs_module dav_lock_module