IISW-SV-000138 - Directory Browsing on the IIS 8.5 web server must be disabled.


Directory browsing allows the contents of a directory to be displayed upon request from a web client. If directory browsing is enabled for a directory in IIS, users could receive a web page listing the contents of the directory. If directory browsing is enabled the risk of inadvertently disclosing sensitive content is increased.


If the Directory Browsing IIS Feature is disabled, this is Not Applicable.

Open the IIS 8.5 Manager.
Click the IIS 8.5 web server name.
Double-click the 'Directory Browsing' icon.
Under the 'Actions' pane click 'Disabled'.
Under the 'Actions' pane, click 'Apply'.

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001310, Rule-ID|SV-214423r879652_rule, STIG-ID|IISW-SV-000138, STIG-Legacy|SV-91429, STIG-Legacy|V-76733, Vuln-ID|V-214423

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 1d12fc93c34f600ab645637894700cd0ab62637424a50547703f6b7bfd2c1069