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Lighttpd must disable directory browsing.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89291 VRAU-LI-000345 SV-99941r1_rule Medium
If not disabled, the directory listing feature can be used to facilitate a directory traversal exploit. Directory listing must be disabled. Lighttpd provides a configuration setting, dir-listing.activate, that must be set properly in order to globally disable directory listing.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x Lighttpd Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-10-12


Check Text ( C-88983r1_chk )
At the command prompt, execute the following command:

grep '^dir-listing.activate' /opt/vmware/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

If the value for "dir-listing.activate" is not set to "disable", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-96033r1_fix)
Navigate to and open /opt/vmware/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Configure the "lighttpd.conf" file with the following:

dir-listing.activate = "disable"