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The web server must only contain services and functions necessary for operation.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-41693 SRG-APP-000141-WSR-000075 SV-54270r3_rule Medium
A web server can provide many features, services, and processes. Some of these may be deemed unnecessary or too unsecure to run on a production DoD system. The web server must provide the capability to disable, uninstall, or deactivate functionality and services that are deemed to be non-essential to the web server mission or can adversely impact server performance.
Web Server Security Requirements Guide 2019-03-20


Check Text ( C-48090r2_chk )
Review the web server documentation and deployed configuration to determine if web server features, services, and processes are installed that are not needed for hosted application deployment.

If excessive features, services, and processes are installed, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-47152r2_fix)
Uninstall or deactivate features, services, and processes not needed by the web server for operation.