WG440 A22 - Monitoring software must include CGI or equivalent programs in its scope.


By their very nature, CGI type files permit the anonymous web user to interact with data and perhaps store data on the web server. In many cases, CGI scripts exercise system-level control over the server's resources. These files make appealing targets for the malicious user. If these files can be modified or exploited, the web server can be compromised. These files must be monitored by a security tool that reports unauthorized changes to these files.

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Use a monitoring tool to monitor changes to the CGI or equivalent directory. This can be done with something as simple as a script or batch file that would identify a change in the file.

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References: CAT|II, Rule-ID|SV-32927r2_rule, STIG-ID|WG440_A22, Vuln-ID|V-2271

Plugin: Unix

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