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The Apache web server must use encryption strength in accordance with the categorization of data hosted by the Apache web server when remote connections are provided.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-214308 AS24-W1-000030 SV-214308r505936_rule Medium
The Apache web server has several remote communications channels. Examples are user requests via http/https, communication to a backend database, and communication to authenticate users. The encryption used to communicate must match the data that is being retrieved or presented. Methods of communication are "http" for publicly displayed information, "https" to encrypt when user data is being transmitted, VPN tunneling, or other encryption methods to a database. Satisfies: SRG-APP-000014-WSR-000006, SRG-APP-000015-WSR-000014, SRG-APP-000033-WSR-000169, SRG-APP-000179-WSR-000110, SRG-APP-000179-WSR-000111, SRG-APP-000439-WSR-000152, SRG-APP-000439-WSR-000154, SRG-APP-000439-WSR-000188, SRG-APP-000442-WSR-000182
Apache Server 2.4 Windows Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-09-27


Check Text ( C-15520r505089_chk )
In a command line, navigate to "<'INSTALLED PATH'>\bin". Run "httpd -M" to view a list of installed modules.

If the "ssl_module" is not enabled, this is a finding.

Review the <'INSTALL PATH'>\conf\httpd.conf file to determine if the "SSLProtocol" directive exists and looks like the following:

SSLProtocol -ALL +TLSv1.2 -SSLv2 -SSLv3

If the directive does not exist or exists but does not contain "ALL +TLSv1.2 -SSLv2 -SSLv3", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-15518r505090_fix)
Ensure the "ssl_module" is loaded in the httpd.conf file (not commented out).

Ensure the "SSLProtocol" is added and looks like the following in the <'INSTALL PATH'>\conf\httpd.conf file:

SSLProtocol -ALL +TLSv1.2

Restart the Apache service.