The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide security standard that was formed with the support of credit card companies to align their security standards.

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PCI-DSS: Virtualization segmentation in ESXi environment

I have already asked this question over on Information Security but so far it has not garnered any comments. I am thinking perhaps it is more of a server infrastructure and configuration question, ...
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Run antivirus software on linux DNS servers. Does it make sense?

During a recent audit we were requested to install antivirus software on our DNS servers that are running linux (bind9). The servers were not compromised during the penetration testing but this was ...
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Mod-Pagespeed dropping headers

I'm using 1.6.29.7-3343 for css and images with Apache 2.2.15 (Unix) on RHEL 6. My pagespeed.conf config is here: https://gist.github.com/jhirbour/a66b0efe58c8d109b90e As part of our PCI our ...
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PCI scan showing false positives on cloud-based server [closed]

I've run a third-party PCI scan recently on my website, and my main domain cleared 100%. The IP address, however, came up with some strange errors. It was claiming we were vulnerable to XSS attacks ...
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Cisco CVE-2014-0224 Vulnerability

We have a Cisco RV-042 Small Business router and our PCI scans flagged it as being vulnerable to CVE-2014-0224 (CCS Injection/Man-in-the-Middle). It appears to be another OpenSSL vulnerability. We ...
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How to mask(alter) the apache version info

I am running a Apache Server version 2.22, which is upto date, but the PCI compliance report shows an error message, saying the apache version is obsolete and must upgrade it to latest version. I am ...
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Hidden Directory Detected

My company web application had a penetration testing done and there's a risk found is regarding the hidden directory: http://example.com/aux/ http://example.com/cgi-bin/ http://example.com/com1/ ...
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Computers in-scope for PCI DSS [closed]

I am trying to determine what servers & workstations, etc. that are in-scope for PCI compliance. PCI DSS SAQ-D states that any devices that "store, process or transmit cardholder data" are in ...
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Track any file changes using auditd

I try configure PCI REQ 10.5.5 "Use file integrity monitoring or change detection software on logs" Use auditd for this, rule "auditctl -w /tmp/testfile -p war" works perfectly. But if I try to use ...
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PCI compliance and SSL certificates on a CentOS VPS

looking for a bit of advice please. We've been battling with a PCI compliancy project for the last couple of days and we've managed to eliminate most of security warnings. What we're left with now is ...
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PSTools psexec and PCI

I am just wondering if anyone knows of any reason why using psexec would cause the failure of a PCI DSS audit. I have never been able to find information, though have always been told that it can't ...
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Upgrading OpenSSH on web server (Ubuntu) for PCI Compliance

I've been trying to upgrade OpenSSH for PCI compliance on our company's web server. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do this though. I have attempted the following commands via SSH ...
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Separating Secure Network and DMZ (nonsecure) in a PCI Compliant Infrastructure

We are setting up a PCI Compliant infrastructure where most of our applications are running in a DMZ (demilitarised zone) that contain no sensitive information. The part that contains sensitive ...
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Quarterly external vulnerability scans, IPs to include

I have questions regarding the PCI DSS requirements for quarterly external vulnerability scans by an ASV, specifically what public IPs I need to include in these scans. The organization is a retail ...
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Ubuntu PCI-DSS Compliance Issue

I'm trying to get PCI compliant and the PCI scanning company is flagging our Ubuntu 12.04 PHP 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.9 for CVE-2013-1635. According to ...
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PHP and PCI Compliance

I have a web server that needs to pass a PCI compiance scan by ControlScan. Everything is good except for a scan they did of the PHP version. I believe I have the latest version that CentOS ...
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trustwave pci scan: dns amplification denial of service, Bind 9.8.1-P1, doesn't seem like it

In our last TW PCI scan, one of our flags was "DNS Amplification Denial of Service". Right now, the DNS server is running Bind 9.8.1-P1. It seems like the CVEs are for a much older version: ...
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How do I get a friendly error page to replace the asp.net error page for url “WEB-INF./web.xml”?

This url is part of a pci compliance scan and it is flagging the very sparse asp.net error page returned, which on the live site is a 500 status code and the text Server Error in '/' Application. ...
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Ubuntu CVE-2013-1635 PCI DSS

I'm trying to get PCI compliant and the PCI scanning company is flagging our Ubuntu 12.04.3 (PHP 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.8) for CVE-2013-1635 [1] which says "we do not support the use of open_basedir". What ...
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Remote MySQL PCI Compliance

Using Stripe to process credit card payments and storing client payments and information in a mysql database. Only storing the id of the transaction, and the client ID. Stripe takes on a majoring of ...
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Bastion host for PCI compliance

A client in the retail industry has a network with point-of-sale (POS) terminals that connect to a POS Server. Additionally, most of the Windows workstations in non-sales areas also connect to the ...
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Are using ssh keys PCI compliant?

From PCI-DSS point of view, are using SSH keys for passwordless authentication secure enough? TIA, Vitaly
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How to determine SSL Cipher strength

I have updated my ssl.conf file on my Apache2 configuration to use the following SSLCipherSuite SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 SSLCipherSuite HIGH:MEDIUM:!ADH However the PCI scan seems to detect that WEAK ...
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Remotely Detect Windows Server Service Pack Level

One of our web servers just failed PCI-DSS compliance because the vulnerability scan detected the OS was Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (obviously very outdated!). My question is how did the ...
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Domain Administrators account policy (After PCI audit)

One of our clients is a Tier 1 PCI company, and their auditors have made a suggestion with regards to us as System Administrators and our access rights. We administer their entirely Windows based ...
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PCI Compliance Network Scan Issue - HTTP response code was an expected 401

We take Credit card over internet connected comupter, and we have to pass PCI compliance network scan. When I run network scan , I have the following error. How can i fix this error. Any help ...
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Are CVE-2010-4478 and CVE-2011-0539 fixed in OpenSSH 5.3?

I'm running OpenSSH 5.3p1-81.el6_3, which according to my server is the latest stable version. My PCI scan is showing CVE-2010-4478 and CVE-2011-0539 exploits as being present due to my OpenSSH ...
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How to maintain PCI compliance on a LAMP server when repositories don't keep up with versions

We run Ubuntu Lucid 10.0.4 as the foundation of our LAMP environment. We are trying to become PCI compliant so that we can pass CC info through our server. We have run some third-party scans on our ...
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IIS log management

Is it possible to prevent IIS to log specified type of data(i.e credit card data)? I mean can I say to IIS; -If a credit card number is searched, do not log this, or do not log all credit card ...
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Disabling SSL Renegotiation

We need to stop using (insecure) SSL renegotiation for a series of e-commerce sites we provide due to PCI regulations. Does anyone know of the implications of doing so assuming that we don't enable ...
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Disable all but RC4 in apache

Our PCI compliance vendor requires that we disable all but RC4 encryption on our web server. Currently our apache config file looks like this: SSLHonorCipherOrder On SSLCipherSuite ...
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PCI scan failure for SSL Certificate with Wrong Hostname?

A client had a PCI scan completed by SecurityMetrics, and it now says they failed due to the SSL certificate for the SMTP port 25 (and POP3s/IMAPS) not matching the domain scanned. Specifically: ...
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Why would a PCI scan fail because of components that are not even installed?

Recently a PCI scan was run against a web server and the result was a failure. Some of the issues could be fixed, however others simply make no sense to me. The machine was a clean install, there are ...
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pci scanning failing

PCI scanning reports the below issue for my Joomla site. "It is possible to retrieve file backups from the remote web server" I've checked it manually by accessing ...
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How to Disable SSLv2 for Apache httpd

I just tested my site on https://www.ssllabs.com/ and it said SSLv2 is insecure and I should disable that along with weak Cipher Suites. How can I disable that? I tried the following but it isn’t ...
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ISAKMP Allows Weak IPsec Encryption Settings (PCI compliance)

I am working on a client's PCI compliance. One of the failing items is: 3.1.5. ISAKMP Allows Weak IPsec Encryption Settings (ipsecweakencryptionsettings) The solution given is: "Modify the ISAKMP ...
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Blind SQL Injection PCI failure

I am working on a client's PCI compliance. One of the failing items is: 3.1.4. Blind SQL Injection (httpgenericscriptblindsqlinjection) The offered solutions is simply: "Ensure that the Web ...
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Fix CVE-2009-0796 Ubuntu Hardy

I have a server running Ubuntu 8.04 which is currently PCI-DSS compliant. The latest security scan has brought up issue CVE-2009-0796 This requires installing a version of libapache2-mod-perl2 ...
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Disable SMTP AUTH on Port 25

Due to PCI-DSS, we are required to disable plaintext authentication. We've achieved this by encapsulating communications between our mail server and clients with TLS on port 465. The problem lies in ...
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PCI Compliance Scans [closed]

I'm hoping to find a piece of software to assist me in catching PCI compliance failures in advance of the actual ASV scans. I would much prefer to run the scans against myself before I request another ...
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Options for PCI-DSS on AWS - file integrity monitoring and intrusion detection

I need to deploy some file integrity monitoring and intrusion detections software on AWS instances. I really wanted to use OSSEC, however it does not work well in an environment where servers can ...
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Way to speed up load-balanced ssl using nginx?

So the setup for our website is 4 nodes running rails 3 and nginx 1 that all use the same GoDaddy certificate. Because we are a paid site, we have to maintain PCI-DSS compliance and thus have to use ...
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PCI Compliance Apache Shiro fail

On a CentOS LAMP box, a PCI compliance scan is failing on: Apache Shiro URI Path Security Traversal Information Disclosure http/80 As far as I can tell the server doesn't have Shiro installed, ...
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PCI Compliance SSL Certificate Cannot Be Trusted fail

The server is a CentOS box with the default LAMP stack running. A PCI scan lists this as a fail: SSL Certificate Cannot Be Trusted https (443/tcp) Severity: Medium Notes: none We don't actually ...
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SSL/TLS Cipher Priority

I am working on trying to make sense of what is required for both PCI DSS compliance as well as FIPS compliance in relation to SSL/TLS cipher suites. I have been reading the guide here and here. ...
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Failed PCI compliance - 403 (Forbidden)

Due to a recent upgrade in the scanning done by our PCI compliance testers, we recently failed a PCI, and the suggested solution is as follows: Configure the HTTP server to specify the same error ...
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Auditing changes to the audit log

I have configured auditd for PCI compliance reasons PCI states that existing logs cannot be changed without generating an alert This article ...
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PCI DSS compliance on a virtualized server running Xen

I have a server running xen with HVM and would like to make one VM PCI compliant. I've read the PCI virtualization guide and it says that I need to make sure there is no information leakage between ...
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HAProxy and Stunnel PCI Compliance

I am setting up HAProxy to load balance between two web servers. Some of the pages on the site require SSL. Stunnel is handling the https connections and passing them off to haproxy (Stunnel ...
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Updating OpenSSH to latest stable version via yum

I am running CentOS 5.7 and need to upgrade OpenSSH to the latest stable version (PCI compliance issues). However, the most recent version available via the CentOS yum repository is 4.3p2. How can I ...