AS24-W2-000670 - The Apache web server must restrict inbound connections from nonsecure zones.

Information

Remote access to the web server is any access that communicates through an external, non-organization-controlled network. Remote access can be used to access hosted applications or to perform management functions.

A web server can be accessed remotely and must be capable of restricting access from what the DoD defines as nonsecure zones. Nonsecure zones are defined as any IP, subnet, or region that is defined as a threat to the organization. The nonsecure zones must be defined for public web servers logically located in a DMZ, as well as private web servers with perimeter protection devices. By restricting access from nonsecure zones, through the internal web server access list, the web server can stop or slow denial-of-service (DoS) attacks on the web server.

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

Solution

Configure the 'http.conf' file to include restrictions.

Example:

<RequireAll>
Require not host phishers.example.com moreidiots.example
</RequireAll>

See Also

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

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-17(1), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002314, Rule-ID|SV-214388r399640_rule, STIG-ID|AS24-W2-000670, STIG-Legacy|SV-102653, STIG-Legacy|V-92565, Vuln-ID|V-214388

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: aca41c1d82b006094b0293eaf2b05b1c77731129cf5b5fa895c4eb51e8695dca