IISW-SV-000141 - Remote access to the IIS 8.5 web server must follow access policy or work in conjunction with enterprise tools designed to enforce policy requirements.

Information

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 administrative tasks, a protocol or service that encrypts the communication channel must be used.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.

Solution

Ensure the web server administration is only performed over a secure path.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_MS_IIS_8-5_Y22M01_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-17(1), CAT|I, CCI|CCI-002314, Rule-ID|SV-214426r508658_rule, STIG-ID|IISW-SV-000141, STIG-Legacy|SV-91435, STIG-Legacy|V-76739, Vuln-ID|V-214426

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: d516df9690923802b01c3a168bea65ca8f2dfb54ac4a76b061a6f8106194cde3