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vSphere UI must have mappings set for Java servlet pages.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239693 VCUI-67-000012 SV-239693r679185_rule Medium
Resource mapping is the process of tying a particular file type to a process in the web server that can serve that type of file to a requesting client and identify which file types are not to be delivered to a client. By not specifying which files can and cannot be served to a user, the web server could deliver to a user web server configuration files, log files, password files, etc. As Tomcat is a Java-based web server, the main file extension used is *.jsp. This check ensures that the *.jsp and *.jspx file types has been properly mapped to servlets.
VMware vSphere 6.7 UI Tomcat Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-01-03


Check Text ( C-42926r679183_chk )
At the command prompt, execute the following command:

# xmllint --format /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-ui/server/conf/web.xml | sed 's/xmlns=".*"//g' | xmllint --xpath '/web-app/servlet-mapping/servlet-name[text()="jsp"]/parent::servlet-mapping' -

Expected result:


If the jsp and jspx file url-patterns are not configured as in the expected result, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42885r679184_fix)
Navigate to and open /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-ui/server/conf/web.xml.

Navigate to and locate the mapping for the JSP servlet. It is the node that contains jsp.

Configure the node to look like the code snippet below: