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The web server must generate log records that can be mapped to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-55979 SRG-APP-000374-WSR-000172 SV-70233r2_rule Medium
If time stamps are not consistently applied and there is no common time reference, it is difficult to perform forensic analysis across multiple devices and log records. Time stamps generated by the web server include date and time. Time is commonly expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a modern continuation of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), or local time with an offset from UTC.
Web Server Security Requirements Guide 2019-03-20


Check Text ( C-56549r2_chk )
Review the web server documentation and configuration to determine the time stamp format for log data.

If the time stamp is not mapped to UTC or GMT time, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-60857r1_fix)
Configure the web server to store log data time stamps in a format that is mapped to UTC or GMT time.