AS24-W2-000830 - The Apache web server must be tuned to handle the operational requirements of the hosted application.

Information

A denial of service (DoS) can occur when the 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 web server must be tuned to handle the expected traffic for the hosted applications.

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

Solution

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

'Timeout 10'

See Also

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

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|SC-5, 800-53|SC-5(1), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001094, CCI|CCI-002385, Rule-ID|SV-214392r400402_rule, STIG-ID|AS24-W2-000830, STIG-Legacy|SV-102667, STIG-Legacy|V-92579, Vuln-ID|V-214392

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: f145b84fa3351b0cd6c8086113d29d270a4d41f08b190cf4aa9bf4acb8ea6e3a