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The vCenter STS service must limit privileges for creating or modifying hosted application shared files.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-258976 VCST-80-000034 SV-258976r934586_rule Medium
Application servers have the ability to specify that the hosted applications use shared libraries. The application server must have a capability to divide roles based upon duties wherein one project user (such as a developer) cannot modify the shared library code of another project user. The application server must also be able to specify that nonprivileged users cannot modify any shared library code at all. Ensuring the Security Lifecycle Listener element is uncommented and sets a minimum Umask value will allow the server to perform a number of security checks when starting and prevent the service from starting if they fail.
VMware vSphere 8.0 vCenter Appliance Secure Token Service (STS) Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-29


Check Text ( C-62716r934584_chk )
At the command prompt, run the following command:

# xmllint --xpath '/Server/Listener[@className="org.apache.catalina.security.SecurityListener"]' /usr/lib/vmware-sso/vmware-sts/conf/server.xml

Example result:

If the "org.apache.catalina.security.SecurityListener" listener is not present, this is a finding.

If the "org.apache.catalina.security.SecurityListener" listener is configured with a "minimumUmask" and is not "0007", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-62625r934585_fix)
Navigate to and open:


Navigate to the node and add or update the "org.apache.catalina.security.SecurityListener" as follows:

Restart the service with the following command:

# vmon-cli --restart sts