CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q627

Matt, a developer, recently attended a workshop on a new application. The developer installs the new application on a production system to test the functionality. Which of the following is MOST likely affected?

A.
Application design
B. Application security
C. Initial baseline configuration
D. Management of interfaces


Correct Answer: C
Section: Threats and Vulnerabilities

Explanation:
The initial baseline configuration of a computer system is an agreed configuration for the computer. For example, the initial baseline configuration will list what operating system he computer will run, what software applications and patches will be installed and what configuration settings should be applied to the system.
In this question, we are installing a new software application on a server. After the installation of the software, the “configuration” of the server (installed software, settings etc) is now different from the initial baseline configuration.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Installing a new application on a production system will not affect the application design. We are not changing the design of the application by installing it on the server. This answer is therefore incorrect.
B: Installing a new application on a production system will not affect the application security. We are not changing the security configuration of the application by installing it on the server. This answer is therefore incorrect.
D: Installing a new application on a production system will not affect the management of the interfaces. The interfaces will continue to be managed as they were before. This answer is therefore incorrect.