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ESX Agent Manager must fail to a known safe state if system initialization fails, shutdown fails, or aborts fail.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239389 VCEM-67-000018 SV-239389r674661_rule Medium
Determining a safe state for failure and weighing that against a potential denial of service for users depends on what type of application the web server is hosting. For the ESX Agent Manager, it is preferable that the service abort startup on any initialization failure rather than continuing in a degraded, and potentially insecure, state.
VMware vSphere 6.7 EAM Tomcat Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42622r674659_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# grep EXIT_ON_INIT_FAILURE /etc/vmware-eam/catalina.properties

Expected result:


If the output of the command does not match the expected result, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42581r674660_fix)
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