Logging in to a web server via an unencrypted protocol or service, to upload documents to the web site, is a risk if proper encryption is not utilized to protect the data being transmitted. An encrypted protocol or service must be used for remote access to web administration tasks.
Query the SA to determine if there is a process for the uploading of files to the web site. This process should include the requirement for the use of a secure encrypted logon and secure encrypted connection.
If the remote users are uploading files without utilizing approved encryption methods, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-29426r1_fix)
Use only secure encrypted logons and connections for uploading files to the web site.