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The Apache web server application, libraries, and configuration files must only be accessible to privileged users.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-214299 AS24-U2-000780 SV-214299r612241_rule Medium
The Apache web server can be modified through parameter modification, patch installation, upgrades to the Apache web server or modules, and security parameter changes. With each of these changes, there is the potential for an adverse effect such as a denial of service (DoS), Apache web server instability, or hosted application instability. To limit changes to the Apache web server and limit exposure to any adverse effects from the changes, files such as the Apache web server application files, libraries, and configuration files must have permissions and ownership set properly to only allow privileged users access.
Apache Server 2.4 UNIX Site Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-12-10


Check Text ( C-15512r277238_chk )
Obtain a list of the user accounts for the system, noting the privileges for each account.

Verify with the System Administrator (SA) or the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) that all privileged accounts are mission essential and documented.

Verify with the SA or the ISSO that all non-administrator access to shell scripts and operating system functions are mission essential and documented.

If undocumented privileged accounts are found, this is a finding.

If undocumented access to shell scripts or operating system functions is present, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-15510r277239_fix)
Ensure non-administrators are not allowed access to the directory tree, the shell, or other operating system functions and utilities.