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vSphere UI must not have any symbolic links in the web content directory tree.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-256793 VCUI-70-000016 SV-256793r889378_rule Medium
A web server is designed to deliver content and execute scripts or applications on the request of a client or user. Containing user requests to files in the directory tree of the hosted web application and limiting the execution of scripts and applications guarantees the user is not accessing information protected outside the application's realm. By checking that no symbolic links exist in the document root, the web server is protected from users jumping outside the hosted application directory tree and gaining access to the other directories, including the system root.
VMware vSphere 7.0 vCenter Appliance UI Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-06-15


Check Text ( C-60468r889376_chk )
At the command prompt, run the following command:

# find /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-ui/server/static/ -type l -ls

If the command produces any output, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-60411r889377_fix)
At the command prompt, run the following command:

Note: Replace for the name of any files that were returned.


Repeat the command for each file that was returned.