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ESX Agent Manager must not have the Web Distributed Authoring (WebDAV) servlet installed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239385 VCEM-67-000014 SV-239385r674649_rule Medium
WebDAV is an extension to the HTTP protocol that, when developed, was meant to allow users to create, change, and move documents on a server, typically a web server or web share. WebDAV is not widely used and has serious security concerns because it may allow clients to modify unauthorized files on the web server and must therefore be disabled. Tomcat uses the "org.apache.catalina.servlets.WebdavServlet" servlet to provide WebDAV services. Because the WebDAV service has been found to have an excessive number of vulnerabilities, this servlet must not be installed. ESX Agent Manager does not configure WebDAV by default.
VMware vSphere 6.7 EAM Tomcat Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42618r674647_chk )
At the command prompt, execute the following command:

# grep -n 'webdav' /usr/lib/vmware-eam/web/webapps/eam/WEB-INF/web.xml

If the command produces any output, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42577r674648_fix)
Navigate to and open:


Find the webdav node and remove the entire parent block.

Find the webdav node and remove the entire parent block.