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The vSphere UI directory tree must have permissions in an out-of-the-box state.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-256794 VCUI-70-000017 SV-256794r889381_rule Medium
As a rule, accounts on a web server are to be kept to a minimum. Only administrators, web managers, developers, auditors, and web authors require accounts on the machine hosting the web server. The resources to which these accounts have access must also be closely monitored and controlled. The vSphere UI files must be adequately protected with correct permissions as applied out of the box. Satisfies: SRG-APP-000211-WSR-000030, SRG-APP-000380-WSR-000072
VMware vSphere 7.0 vCenter Appliance UI Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-06-15


Check Text ( C-60469r889379_chk )
At the command prompt, run the following command:

# find /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-ui/server/lib /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-ui/server/conf -xdev -type f -a '(' -perm -o+w -o -not -user root -o -not -group root ')' -exec ls -ld {} \;

If the command produces any output, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-60412r889380_fix)
At the command prompt, run the following commands:

# chmod o-w
# chown root:root

Repeat the commands for each file that was returned.