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The Apache web server must generate a session ID using as much of the character set as possible to reduce the risk of brute force.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-214379 AS24-W2-000520 SV-214379r397735_rule Medium
Generating a session identifier (ID) that is not easily guessed through brute force is essential to deter several types of session attacks. By knowing the session ID, an attacker can hijack a user session that has already been user authenticated by the hosted application. The attacker does not need to guess user identifiers and passwords or have a secure token since the user session has already been authenticated. By generating session IDs that contain as much of the character set as possible, i.e., A-Z, a-z, and 0-9, the session ID becomes exponentially harder to guess.
Apache Server 2.4 Windows Site Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-09-27


Check Text ( C-15590r277878_chk )
Review the <'INSTALLED PATH'>\conf\httpd.conf file.

Check to see if the "mod_unique_id" is loaded.

If it does not exist, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-15588r277879_fix)
Edit the <'INSTALLED PATH'>\conf\httpd.conf file and load the "mod_unique_id" module.

Restart Apache.