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The IIS 10.0 web server must be tuned to handle the operational requirements of the hosted application.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-218819 IIST-SV-000151 SV-218819r561041_rule Medium
Description
A Denial of Service (DoS) can occur when the web server is overwhelmed and can no longer respond to additional requests. A web server not properly tuned may become overwhelmed and cause a DoS condition even with expected traffic from users. To avoid a DoS, the web server must be tuned to handle the expected traffic for the hosted applications.
STIG Date
Microsoft IIS 10.0 Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-20291r310932_chk )
If the IIS 10.0 web server is not hosting any applications, this is Not Applicable.

If the IIS 10.0 web server is hosting applications, consult with the System Administrator to determine risk analysis performed when the application was written and deployed to the IIS 10.0 web server.

Obtain documentation on the configuration.

Verify, at a minimum, the following tuning settings in the registry.

Access the IIS 10.0 web server registry.

Verify the following keys are present and configured. The required setting depends upon the requirements of the application.

Recommended settings are not provided as these settings must be explicitly configured to show a conscientious tuning has been made.

Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HTTP\Parameters\
"URIEnableCache"
"UriMaxUriBytes"
"UriScavengerPeriod"

If explicit settings are not configured for "URIEnableCache", "UriMaxUriBytes" and "UriScavengerPeriod", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-20289r310933_fix)
Access the IIS 10.0 web server registry.

Verify the following keys are present and configured. The required setting depends upon the requirements of the application. These settings must be explicitly configured to show a conscientious tuning has been made.

Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HTTP\Parameters\

Configure the following registry keys to levels to accommodate the hosted applications.

"URIEnableCache"
"UriMaxUriBytes"
"UriScavengerPeriod"