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Error logging must be enabled.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-26279 WA00605 W22 SV-33147r1_rule ECAR-1 Medium
The server error logs are invaluable because they can also be used to identify potential problems and enable proactive remediation. Log data can reveal anomalous behavior such as “not found” or “unauthorized” errors that may be an evidence of attack attempts. Failure to enable error logging can significantly reduce the ability of Web Administrators to detect or remediate problems.
APACHE SITE 2.0 for Windows 2015-08-27


Check Text ( C-33799r1_chk )
Locate the Apache httpd.conf file.

If unable to locate the file, perform a search of the system to find the location of the file.

Open the httpd.conf file with an editor such as notepad, and search for the following uncommented directives: ErrorLog

This directive specifies the name and location of the error log, if not found, this is a finding.

Note: This check is applicable to every host and virtual host the web server is supporting.
Fix Text (F-29442r1_fix)
Edit the httpd.conf file and enter the name and path to the ErrorLog.