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Each readable web document directory must contain either a default, home, index, or equivalent file.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-2245 WG170 W22 SV-33107r1_rule ECAN-1 ECSC-1 Low
The goal is to completely control the web users experience in navigating any portion of the web document root directories. Ensuring all web content directories have indexing turned off or at least the equivalent of an index.html file is a significant factor to accomplish this end. Enumeration techniques, such as URL parameter manipulation, rely upon the ability to obtain information about the web server’s directory structure through locating directories without default pages.
APACHE SITE 2.0 for Windows 2015-08-27


Check Text ( C-33768r1_chk )
Locate the Apache httpd.conf file.

If unable to locate the file, perform a search of the system to find the location of the file.

Open the httpd.conf file with an editor such as notepad, and search for the following uncommented directive: DocumentRoot

Note the name of the DocumentRoot directory.

Review the results for each document root directory and its subdirectories. If a directory does not contain an index.html or equivalent default document, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-29405r1_fix)
Add a default document to the applicable directories.