1.1 Remove extraneous files and directories - @[email protected]/webapps/examples

Information

The installation may provide example applications, documentation, and other directories which may not serve a production use.

Rationale:

Removing sample resources is a defense in depth measure that reduces potential exposures introduced by these resources.

Solution

Perform the following to remove extraneous resources:

$ rm -rf $CATALINA_HOME/webapps/docs
$CATALINA_HOME/webapps/examples
$CATALINA_HOME/webapps/ROOT

If the Manager and HOST-Manager application are not utilized, also remove the following resources:

$ rm -rf $CATALINA_HOME/webapps/host-manager
$CATALINA_HOME/webapps/manager

Default Value:

docs, examples, ROOT, manager and host-manager are default web applications shipped with Tomcat.

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3090

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-7b.

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 2dbb5c52f8485fd39ab143c479d0453f61b1f2b6d175b49fc89b28c2c75447e7