Problems with Server Configuration

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Q: Jared’s company is utilizing an Apache server that came pre-loaded with default and sample files, plus applications, configuration files, scripts, and webpages. The server is set up to enable content management and remote administrative services; debugging is also enabled. Anonymous users are able to access the administrative functions of this server. What is the issue with this setup?


a. Runs a performance test on the server to check CPU utilization with default files and passwords.

b. Server misconfiguration attacks exist that are specifically aimed to discover and exploit this kind of setup on web and application servers.

c. There’s no issue so long as Jared deploys the server within the production application environment.

d. There’s no issue; the default features will allow users to leverage the server’s features and functions.

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