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Directory Browsing on the IIS 10.0 website must be disabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-218759 IIST-SI-000231 SV-218759r558649_rule Medium
Description
Directory browsing allows the contents of a directory to be displayed upon request from a web client. If directory browsing is enabled for a directory in IIS, users could receive a web page listing the contents of the directory. If directory browsing is enabled the risk of inadvertently disclosing sensitive content is increased.
STIG Date
Microsoft IIS 10.0 Site Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-23

Details

Check Text ( C-20232r311175_chk )
Follow the procedures below for each site hosted on the IIS 10.0 web server:

Click the Site.

Double-click the "Directory Browsing" icon.

If "Directory Browsing" is not installed, this is Not Applicable.

Under the "Actions" pane, verify "Directory Browsing" is "Disabled".

If "Directory Browsing" is not "Disabled", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-20230r311176_fix)
Follow the procedures below for each site hosted on the IIS 10.0 web server:

Open the IIS 10.0 Manager.

Click the Site.

Double-click the "Directory Browsing" icon.

Under the "Actions" pane, click "Disabled".