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ESX Agent Manager directory tree must have permissions in an "out-of-the box" state.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239388 VCEM-67-000017 SV-239388r674658_rule Medium
As a rule, accounts on a web server are to be kept to a minimum. Only administrators, web managers, developers, auditors, and web authors require accounts on the machine hosting the web server. The resources to which these accounts have access must also be closely monitored and controlled. ESX Agent Manager files must be adequately protected with correct permissions as applied "out of the box". Satisfies: SRG-APP-000211-WSR-000030, SRG-APP-000380-WSR-000072
VMware vSphere 6.7 EAM Tomcat Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42621r674656_chk )
At the command prompt, execute the following command:

# find /usr/lib/vmware-eam/web/ -xdev -type f -a '(' -not -user eam -o -not -group cis ')' -exec ls -ld {} \;

If the command produces any output, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42580r674657_fix)
At the command prompt, execute the following command:

# chown eam:cis

Repeat the command for each file that was returned.

Note: Replace for the name of the file that was returned.