The vCenter VAMI service must limit the number of allowed simultaneous session requests.
Denial of service (DoS) is one threat against web servers. Many DoS attacks attempt to consume web server resources in such a way that no more resources are available to satisfy legitimate requests. Mitigation against these threats is to take steps to limit the number of resources that can be consumed in certain ways.
VAMI provides the "maxConnections" attribute of the <Connector Elements> to limit the number of concurrent Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections. This comes preconfigured with a tested, supported value that must be verified and maintained.
If the output does not match the expected result, this is a finding.
Note: The command must be run from a bash shell and not from a shell generated by the "appliance shell". Use the "chsh" command to change the shell for the account to "/bin/bash". Refer to KB Article 2100508 for more details: