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System logging must be enabled.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-214309 AS24-W1-000065 SV-214309r505936_rule Medium
The server error logs are invaluable because they can also be used to identify potential problems and enable proactive remediation. Log data can reveal anomalous behavior such as “not found” or “unauthorized” errors that may be an evidence of attack attempts. Failure to enable error logging can significantly reduce the ability of Web Administrators to detect or remediate problems. The CustomLog directive specifies the log file, syslog facility, or piped logging utility.
Apache Server 2.4 Windows Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-09-25


Check Text ( C-15521r277430_chk )
In a command line, navigate to "<'INSTALLED PATH'>\bin".
Edit the "httpd.conf" file and Search for the directive "CustomLog".

If the "CustomLog" directive is missing or does not look like the following, this is a finding:

CustomLog "Logs/access_log" common
Fix Text (F-15519r277431_fix)
Edit the httpd.conf file and enter the name, path and level for the CustomLog.