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Directory indexing must be disabled on directories not containing index files.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-13735 WA000-WWA058 A22 SV-32755r1_rule Medium
Directory options directives are directives that can be applied to further restrict access to file and directories. If a URL which maps to a directory is requested, and there is no DirectoryIndex (e.g., index.html) in that directory, then mod_autoindex will return a formatted listing of the directory which is not acceptable.
APACHE 2.2 Server for UNIX Security Technical Implementation Guide 2019-01-07


Check Text ( C-33617r1_chk )
To view the Indexes value enter the following command:

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

Review all uncommented Options statements for the following value: -Indexes

If the value is found on the Options statement, and it does not have a preceding ‘-‘, this is a finding.

- If the value does NOT exist, this is a finding.
- If all enabled Options statement are set to None this is not a finding.
Fix Text (F-29248r1_fix)
Edit the httpd.conf file and add an "-" to the Indexes setting, or set the options directive to None.