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vSphere UI must not be configured with the "UserDatabaseRealm" enabled.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239712 VCUI-67-000031 SV-239712r679242_rule Medium
The vSphere UI performs user authentication at the application level and not through Tomcat. By default, there is no configuration for the "UserDatabaseRealm" Tomcat authentication mechanism. To eliminate unnecessary features and ensure that the vSphere UI remains in its shipping state, the lack of a UserDatabaseRealm configuration must be confirmed.
VMware vSphere 6.7 UI Tomcat Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-01-03


Check Text ( C-42945r679240_chk )
At the command prompt, execute the following command:

# grep UserDatabaseRealm /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-ui/server/conf/server.xml

If the command produces any output, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42904r679241_fix)
Navigate to and open /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-ui/server/conf/server.xml.

Remove any and all nodes.