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vSphere UI must use a logging mechanism that is configured to allocate log record storage capacity large enough to accommodate the logging requirements of the web server.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-256805 VCUI-70-000028 SV-256805r889414_rule Medium
To ensure the logging mechanism used by the web server has sufficient storage capacity in which to write the logs, the logging mechanism must be able to allocate log record storage capacity. vSphere UI configures log sizes and rotation appropriately as part of its installation routine. Verifying that the logging configuration file ("serviceability.xml") has not been modified is sufficient to determine if the logging configuration has been modified from the default.
VMware vSphere 7.0 vCenter Appliance UI Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-06-15


Check Text ( C-60480r889412_chk )
At the command prompt, run the following command:

# rpm -V vsphere-ui|grep serviceability.xml|grep "^..5......"

If the command returns any output, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-60423r889413_fix)
Reinstall the VCSA or roll back to a snapshot.

VMware does not support modifying the vSphere UI installation files manually.