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All interactive programs must be placed in a designated directory with appropriate permissions.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-2228 WG400 W22 SV-36644r1_rule DCPA-1 Medium
CGI scripts represents one of the most common and exploitable means of compromising a web server. By definition, CGI are executable by the operating system of the host server. While access control is provided via the web service, the execution of CGI programs is not otherwise limited unless the SA or Web Manager takes specific measures. CGI programs can access and alter data files, launch other programs and use the network. CGI programs can be written in any available programming language. C, PERL, PHP, Javascript, VBScript and shell (sh, ksh, bash) are popular choices.
APACHE SITE 2.0 for Windows 2011-12-12


Check Text ( C-35736r1_chk )
To preclude access to the servers root directory, ensure the following directive is in the httpd.conf file. This entry will also stop users from setting up .htaccess files which can override security features configured in httpd.conf.

AllowOverride None

If the AllowOverride None is not set, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-30977r1_fix)
Enter the statement above into httpd.conf file for all web site root directories.