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The web server must have Web Distributed Authoring (WebDAV) disabled.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-41702 SRG-APP-000141-WSR-000085 SV-54279r3_rule Medium
A web server can be installed with functionality that, just by its nature, is not secure. Web Distributed Authoring (WebDAV) is an extension to the HTTP protocol that, when developed, was meant to allow users to create, change, and move documents on a server, typically a web server or web share. Allowing this functionality, development, and deployment is much easier for web authors. WebDAV is not widely used and has serious security concerns because it may allow clients to modify unauthorized files on the web server.
Web Server Security Requirements Guide 2019-03-20


Check Text ( C-48099r2_chk )
Review the web server documentation and deployment configuration to determine if Web Distributed Authoring (WebDAV) is enabled.

If WebDAV is enabled, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-47161r2_fix)
Configure the web server to disable Web Distributed Authoring.