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The Timeout directive must be properly set.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-13724 WA000-WWA020 A22 SV-32977r1_rule Medium
The Timeout requirements are set to mitigate the effects of several types of denial of service attacks. Although there is some latitude concerning the settings themselves, the requirements attempt to provide reasonable limits for the protection of the web server. If necessary, these limits can be adjusted to accommodate the operational requirement of a given system.
APACHE 2.2 Server for UNIX Security Technical Implementation Guide 2019-01-07


Check Text ( C-10976r1_chk )
To view the Timeout value enter the following command:

grep "Timeout" /usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf.

Verify the value is 300 or less if not, this is a finding.

Note:If the directive does not exist, this is not a finding because it will default to 300. It is recommended that the directive be explicitly set to prevent unexpected results should the defaults for any reason be changed (i.e. software update).
Fix Text (F-13172r1_fix)
Edit the httpd.conf file and set the value of "Timeout" to 300 seconds or less.