TCAT-AS-000510 - DefaultServlet debug parameter must be disabled.


The DefaultServlet serves static resources as well as serves the directory listings (if directory listings are enabled). It is declared globally in $CATALINA_BASE/conf/web.xml and by default is configured with the 'debug' parameter set to 0, which is disabled. Changing this to a value of 1 or higher sets the servlet to print debug level information. DefaultServlet debug setting must be set to 0 (disabled).


From the Tomcat server as a privileged user:

Edit the $CATALINA_BASE/conf/web.xml file.

Examine the <init-param> elements within the <Servletclass> element, if the 'debug' <param-value>element is not '0'' change the 'debug' <param-value> to read '0'.

sudo systemctl restart tomcat
sudo systemctl daemon-reload

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References: 800-53|CM-7a., CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000381, Rule-ID|SV-222953r879587_rule, STIG-ID|TCAT-AS-000510, STIG-Legacy|SV-111431, STIG-Legacy|V-102489, Vuln-ID|V-222953

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