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Web server status module must be disabled.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-26294 WA00510 W22 SV-33171r2_rule Medium
The Apache mod_info module provides information on the server configuration via access to a /server-info URL location, while the mod_status module provides current server performance statistics. While having server configuration and status information available as a web page may be convenient, it is recommended that these modules not be enabled: Once mod_info is loaded into the server, its handler capability is available in per-directory .htaccess files and can leak sensitive information from the configuration directives of other Apache modules such as system paths, usernames/passwords, database names, etc. If mod_status is loaded into the server, its handler capability is available in all configuration files, including per-directory files (e.g., .htaccess) and may have security-related ramifications.
APACHE SERVER 2.2 for Windows 2017-07-05


Check Text ( C-33808r3_chk )
Open a command prompt window.

Navigate to the “bin” directory (in many cases this may be [Drive Letter]:\[directory path]\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\bin>).

Enter the following command: httpd –M
NOTE: Some installations may be running under apache.exe. In such case, validate by running the following command: apache -M

This will provide a list of all loaded modules. If any of the following modules are found this is a finding: info_module & status_module.
Fix Text (F-29457r2_fix)
Disable info and status modules by adding a "#" in front of them within the httpd.conf file, and restarting the Apache service.