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The web server must limit the number of allowed simultaneous session requests.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-40791 SRG-APP-000001-WSR-000001 SV-53018r3_rule Medium
Web server management includes the ability to control the number of users and user sessions that utilize a web server. Limiting the number of allowed users and sessions per user is helpful in limiting risks related to several types of Denial of Service attacks. Although there is some latitude concerning the settings themselves, the settings should follow DoD-recommended values, but the settings should be configurable to allow for future DoD direction. While the DoD will specify recommended values, the values can be adjusted to accommodate the operational requirement of a given system.
Web Server Security Requirements Guide 2019-03-20


Check Text ( C-47298r3_chk )
Review the web server documentation and configuration to determine if the number of simultaneous sessions is limited.

If the parameter is not configured or is unlimited, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-45918r3_fix)
Configure the web server to limit the number of concurrent sessions.