WG230 A22 - Web server administration must be performed over a secure path or at the local console.

Information

Logging into a web server remotely using an unencrypted protocol or service when performing updates and maintenance is a major risk. Data, such as user account, is transmitted in plaintext and can easily be compromised. When performing remote administrative tasks, a protocol or service that encrypts the communication channel must be used.

An alternative to remote administration of the web server is to perform web server administration locally at the console. Local administration at the console implies physical access to the server.

Solution

Ensure the web server's administration is only performed over a secure path.

See Also

https://iasecontent.disa.mil/stigs/zip/U_Apache_2-2_UNIX_V1R11_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-6, CAT|I, CSCv6|3.1, Rule-ID|SV-33023r3_rule, STIG-ID|WG230_A22, Vuln-ID|V-2249

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: a406794d97ed638ca1ba780530d72d6daea0a0afc20fd45e9ea0182d1f8034e5