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V-92427

The Apache web server must restrict the ability of users to launch denial-of-service (DoS) attacks against other information systems or networks.

Finding ID
AS24-W1-000590
Rule ID
SV-102515r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000246-WSR-000149
CCI
CCI-001094
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Apache web server can limit the ability of the web server being used in a DoS attack through several methods. The methods employed will depend upon the hosted applications and their resource needs for proper operation. An example setting that could be used to limit the ability of the web server being used in a DoS attack is bandwidth throttling.

Fix Text

Review the <'INSTALLED PATH'>\conf\httpd.conf file. Add or modify the "Timeout" directive in the Apache configuration to have a value of "10" seconds or less. "Timeout 10" Restart the Apache service.

Check Content

Review the <'INSTALLED PATH'>\conf\httpd.conf file. Verify the "Timeout" directive is specified in the "httpd.conf" file to have a value of "10" seconds or less. If the "Timeout" directive is not configured or set for more than "10" seconds, this is a finding.