IISW-SI-000228 - Non-ASCII characters in URLs must be prohibited by any IIS 8.5 website.

Information

By setting limits on web requests, it ensures availability of web services and mitigates the risk of buffer overflow type attacks. The allow high-bit characters Request Filter enables rejection of requests containing non-ASCII characters.

Solution

Follow the procedures below for each site hosted on the IIS 8.5 web server:

Open the IIS 8.5 Manager.

Click the site name under review.

Double-click the 'Request Filtering' icon.

Click 'Edit Feature Settings' in the 'Actions' pane.

Uncheck the 'Allow high-bit characters' check box.

See Also

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

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|SC-5(1), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001094, Rule-ID|SV-214467r508659_rule, STIG-ID|IISW-SI-000228, STIG-Legacy|SV-91519, STIG-Legacy|V-76823, Vuln-ID|V-214467

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 753265e41374f0fdea40c6537e9427daf9a6a3cbee909a7d7c9b6efe90fa087a