TCAT-AS-000520 - DefaultServlet directory listings parameter must be disabled.


The DefaultServlet serves static resources as well as directory listings. It is declared globally in $CATALINA_BASE/conf/web.xml and by default is configured with the directory 'listings' parameter set to disabled. If no welcome file is present and the 'listings' setting is enabled, a directory listing is shown. Directory listings must be 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 'listings' <param-value>element is 'true' change the 'listings' <param-value> to read 'false'.

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-222954r879587_rule, STIG-ID|TCAT-AS-000520, STIG-Legacy|SV-111433, STIG-Legacy|V-102491, Vuln-ID|V-222954

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