AS24-U2-000540 - The Apache web server must augment re-creation to a stable and known baseline.

Information

Making certain that the web server has not been updated by an unauthorized user is always a concern. Adding patches, functions, and modules that are untested and not part of the baseline opens the possibility for security risks. The web server must offer, and not hinder, a method that allows for the quick and easy reinstallation of a verified and patched baseline to guarantee the production web server is up-to-date and has not been modified to add functionality or expose security risks.

When the web server does not offer a method to roll back to a clean baseline, external methods, such as a baseline snapshot or virtualizing the web server, can be used.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.

Solution

Prepare documentation for disaster recovery methods for the Apache web server in the event of the necessity for rollback.

Document and test the disaster recovery methods designed.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Apache_Server_2-4_UNIX_Y22M01_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|SC-24, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001190, Rule-ID|SV-214289r612241_rule, STIG-ID|AS24-U2-000540, STIG-Legacy|SV-102885, STIG-Legacy|V-92797, Vuln-ID|V-214289

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 87ab5eb6d7771db569b5d122572cc8dc6f72d1ef2f24a772920374669fdcfab0