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vSphere UI must have mappings set for Java servlet pages.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-256790 VCUI-70-000013 SV-256790r889369_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 the *.jsp and *.jspx file types has been properly mapped to servlets.
VMware vSphere 7.0 vCenter Appliance UI Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-06-15


Check Text ( C-60465r889367_chk )
At the command prompt, run 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-60408r889368_fix)
Navigate to and open:


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:


Restart the service with the following command:

# vmon-cli --restart vsphere-ui