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Warning and error messages displayed to clients must be modified to minimize the identity of the IIS 10.0 web server, patches, loaded modules, and directory paths.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-218810 IIST-SV-000140 SV-218810r561041_rule Medium
Description
HTTP error pages contain information that could enable an attacker to gain access to an information system. Failure to prevent the sending of HTTP error pages with full information to remote requesters exposes internal configuration information to potential attackers.
STIG Date
Microsoft IIS 10.0 Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-20282r310905_chk )
Open the IIS 10.0 Manager.

Click the IIS 10.0 web server name.

Double-click the "Error Pages" icon.

Click any error message, and then click "Edit Feature Setting" from the "Actions" Pane. This will apply to all error messages.

If the feature setting is not set to “Detailed errors for local requests and custom error pages for remote requests”, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-20280r310906_fix)
Open the IIS 10.0 Manager.

Click the IIS 10.0 web server name.

Double-click the "Error Pages" icon.

Click any error message, and then click "Edit Feature Setting" from the "Actions" Pane. This will apply to all error messages.

Set Feature Setting to “Detailed errors for local requests and custom error pages for remote requests”.