| 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 directives: ErrorLog & CustomLog
Navigate to the location of the file specified after each enabled ErrorLog & CustomLog directive and verify the permissions assigned to these files. Right click on the file to be examined. Select Properties > Select the “Security” tab. Permissions greater than Read & Execute should be allowed for only the account assigned to the Apache server service, and the Auditors Group. If the SA, Web Manager or users other than the Auditors group have greater than read access to the log files, this is a finding. If anyone other than the Auditors, Administrators, Web Managers, or the account assigned to the Apache server service has access to the log files, this is a finding.