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tc Server ALL must have Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) that invoke OS shell programs disabled.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-240789 VRAU-TC-000360 SV-240789r879587_rule Medium
Controlling what a user of a hosted application can access is part of the security posture of the web server. Any time a user can access more functionality than is needed for the operation of the hosted application poses a security issue. A user with too much access can view information that is not needed for the user's job role, or the user could use the function in an unintentional manner. A MIME tells the web server what type of program various file types and extensions are and what external utilities or programs are needed to execute the file type. tc Server configures MIME types in the web.xml file. By ensuring that sh, csh, and shar MIME types are not included in web.xml, the server is protected against malicious users tricking the server into executing shell command files.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x tc Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-03


Check Text ( C-44022r674109_chk )
At the command prompt, execute the following command:

find / -name 'web.xml' -print0 | xargs -0r grep -HEn '(x-csh<)|(x-sh<)|(x-shar<)|(x-ksh<)'

If the command produces any output, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-43981r674110_fix)
Navigate to a file that was listed.

Open the file in a text editor.

Delete any of the following types: