AS24-U1-000230 - Expansion modules must be fully reviewed, tested, and signed before they can exist on a production Apache web server.


In the case of a production web server, areas for content development and testing will not exist, as this type of content is only permissible on a development website. The process of developing on a functional production website entails a degree of trial and error and repeated testing. This process is often accomplished in an environment where debugging, sequencing, and formatting of content are the main goals. The opportunity for a malicious user to obtain files that reveal business logic and logon schemes is high in this situation. The existence of such immature content on a web server represents a significant security risk that is totally avoidable.

The web server must enforce, internally or through an external utility, the signing of modules before they are implemented into a production environment. By signing modules, the author guarantees that the module has been reviewed and tested before production implementation.

NOTE: Nessus has provided the target output to assist in reviewing the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Remove any unsigned modules.

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References: 800-53|CM-5(3), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001749, Rule-ID|SV-214238r879584_rule, STIG-ID|AS24-U1-000230, STIG-Legacy|SV-102725, STIG-Legacy|V-92637, Vuln-ID|V-214238

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