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Backup interactive scripts must be removed from the web site.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-2230 WG420 IIS6 SV-38084r1_rule ECSC-1 Low
Copies of backup files will not execute on the server, but they can be read by the anonymous user if special precautions are not taken. Such backup copies contain the same sensitive information as the actual script being executed and, as such, are useful to malicious users. Techniques and systems exist today that search web servers for such files and are able to exploit the information contained in them.
IIS6 Site 2014-12-10


Check Text ( C-37458r1_chk )
This check is limited to CGI/interactive content and not static HTML.

Search for the following files: *.bak, *.old, *.temp, *.tmp, *.backup, or ‘copy of...’.

If files with these extensions are found, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-32704r1_fix)
Remove the backup scripts from the web server.