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Web server options for the OS root must be disabled.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-26324 WA00545 A22 SV-33213r1_rule Medium
The Apache Options directive allows for specific configuration of options, including execution of CGI, following symbolic links, server side includes, and content negotiation. The Options directive for the root OS level is used to create a default minimal options policy that allows only the minimal options at the root directory level. Then for specific web sites or portions of the web site, options may be enabled as needed and appropriate. No options should be enabled and the value for the Options Directive should be None.
APACHE 2.2 Server for UNIX Security Technical Implementation Guide 2019-01-07


Check Text ( C-33780r1_chk )
Enter the following command:

more /usr/local/Apache2.2/conf/httpd.conf.

Review the httpd.conf file and search for the following directive:


For every root directory entry (i.e. ) ensure the following entry exists:

Options None

If the statement above is not found in the root directory statement, this is a finding.

If Allow directives are included in the root directory statement, this is a finding.

If the root directory statement is not found at all, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-29422r1_fix)
Ensure the root directory has the appropriate Options assignment.