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V-13718

The MaxRequestBytes registry entry must be set properly.

Finding ID
WA000-WI6088 IIS6
Rule ID
SV-38164r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
WA000-WI6088
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Http.sys is the kernel mode driver that handles HTTP requests. There are several registry keys associated with http.sys. The MaxRequestBytes registry key determines the upper limit for the total size of the HTTP request line and headers. If this value is set too high, performance or Denial of Service conditions may appear.

Fix Text

1. Open the registry editor. 2. Navigate to the following location in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\HTTP\Parameters. 3. Set the value for the MaxRequestBytes key to REG_DWORD 16384 (or less) or add the key and set it to REG_DWORD 16384.

Check Content

1. Open the registry editor. 2. Navigate to the following location in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\HTTP\Parameters. 3. Ensure the value for the MaxRequestBytes key is set to REG_DWORD 16384 (or less). If the registry key is not set to 16384 (or less) or is missing, this is a finding. NOTE: This vulnerability can be documented locally by the ISSM/ISSO if the site has operational reasons for an increased value. If the ISSM/ISSO has approved this change in writing, this should be marked as not a finding.

Responsibility

Web Administrator