AS24-U2-000590 - The Apache web server must be tuned to handle the operational requirements of the hosted application.


A denial of service (DoS) can occur when the Apache web server is so overwhelmed that it can no longer respond to additional requests. A web server not properly tuned may become overwhelmed and cause a DoS condition even with expected traffic from users. To avoid a DoS, the Apache web server must be tuned to handle the expected traffic for the hosted applications.

Satisfies: SRG-APP-000246-WSR-000149, SRG-APP-000435-WSR-000148


Determine the location of the 'HTTPD_ROOT' directory and the 'httpd.conf' file:

# apachectl -V | egrep -i 'httpd_root|server_config_file'
-D HTTPD_ROOT='/etc/httpd'
-D SERVER_CONFIG_FILE='conf/httpd.conf'

Add or modify the 'Timeout' directive in the Apache configuration to have a value of '10' seconds or less.

'Timeout 10'

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References: 800-53|SC-5(1), 800-53|SC-7(21), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001094, CCI|CCI-002415, Rule-ID|SV-214291r881496_rule, STIG-ID|AS24-U2-000590, STIG-Legacy|SV-102889, STIG-Legacy|V-92801, Vuln-ID|V-214291

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