AS24-W1-000380 - The Apache web server must perform RFC 5280-compliant certification path validation.


A certificate's certification path is the path from the end entity certificate to a trusted root certification authority (CA). Certification path validation is necessary for a relying party to make an informed decision regarding acceptance of an end entity certificate. Certification path validation includes checks such as certificate issuer trust, time validity, and revocation status for each certificate in the certification path. Revocation status information for CA and subject certificates in a certification path is commonly provided via certificate revocation lists (CRLs) or online certificate status protocol (OCSP) responses.

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


Configure the web server's trust store to trust only DoD-approved PKIs (e.g., DoD PKI, DoD ECA, and DoD-approved external partners).

Restart the Apache service.

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References: 800-53|IA-5(2)(a), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000185, Rule-ID|SV-214328r879612_rule, STIG-ID|AS24-W1-000380, STIG-Legacy|SV-102481, STIG-Legacy|V-92393, Vuln-ID|V-214328

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