WA00525 W22 - User specific directories must not be globally enabled.


The UserDir directive must be disabled so that user home directories are not accessed via the web site with a tilde (~) preceding the username. The directive also sets the path name of the directory that will be accessed. The user directories should not be globally enabled since it allows anonymous access to anything users may want to share with other users on the network. Also consider that every time a new account is created on the system, there is potentially new content available via the web site.


Disable the userdir_module by adding a '#' in front of it within the httpd.conf file, and restarting the Apache service.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|II, Rule-ID|SV-33175r2_rule, STIG-ID|WA00525_W22, Vuln-ID|V-26302

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: a3b5414de75ac09002f40977fe804bb11e198d7993fd1115ac26431d15809378