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ESX Agent Manager must set the welcome-file node to a default web page.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239393 VCEM-67-000022 SV-239393r674673_rule Medium
Enumeration techniques, such as URL parameter manipulation, rely on being able to obtain information about the web server's directory structure by locating directories without default pages. In this scenario, the web server will display to the user a listing of the files in the directory being accessed. By having a default hosted application web page, the anonymous web user will not obtain directory browsing information or an error message that reveals the server type and version. Ensuring that every document directory has an "index.jsp" (or equivalent) file is one approach to mitigating the vulnerability.
VMware vSphere 6.7 EAM Tomcat Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42626r674671_chk )
At the command prompt, execute the following command:

# xmllint --format /usr/lib/vmware-eam/web/webapps/eam/WEB-INF/web.xml | sed 's/xmlns=".*"//g' | xmllint --xpath '/web-app/welcome-file-list' -

Expected result:


If the output does not match the expected result, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42585r674672_fix)
Navigate to and open:


Add the following section under the node: