AS24-W1-000030 - The Apache web server must use encryption strength in accordance with the categorization of data hosted by the Apache web server when remote connections are provided - ssl_module

Information

The Apache web server has several remote communications channels. Examples are user requests via http/https, communication to a backend database, and communication to authenticate users. The encryption used to communicate must match the data that is being retrieved or presented.

Methods of communication are 'http' for publicly displayed information, 'https' to encrypt when user data is being transmitted, VPN tunneling, or other encryption methods to a database.

Satisfies: SRG-APP-000014-WSR-000006, SRG-APP-000015-WSR-000014, SRG-APP-000033-WSR-000169, SRG-APP-000179-WSR-000110, SRG-APP-000179-WSR-000111, SRG-APP-000439-WSR-000152, SRG-APP-000439-WSR-000154, SRG-APP-000439-WSR-000188, SRG-APP-000442-WSR-000182

Solution

Ensure the 'ssl_module' is loaded in the httpd.conf file (not commented out).

Ensure the 'SSLProtocol' is added and looks like the following in the <'INSTALL PATH'>\conf\httpd.conf file:

SSLProtocol -ALL +TLSv1.2

Restart the Apache service.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Apache_Server_2-4_Windows_Y21M10_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL, IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION, SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|AC-3, 800-53|AC-17(2), 800-53|IA-7, 800-53|SC-8, 800-53|SC-8(2), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000068, CCI|CCI-000213, CCI|CCI-000803, CCI|CCI-001453, CCI|CCI-002418, CCI|CCI-002422, Rule-ID|SV-214308r505936_rule, STIG-ID|AS24-W1-000030, STIG-Legacy|SV-102419, STIG-Legacy|V-92331, Vuln-ID|V-214308

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: be44c64a12aab81faad24d7988338239e5867fd77c84c32292df1b8dd843a619