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The vCenter STS service files must have permissions in an out-of-the-box state.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-258998 VCST-80-000144 SV-258998r934652_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.
VMware vSphere 8.0 vCenter Appliance Secure Token Service (STS) Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-29


Check Text ( C-62738r934650_chk )
At the command prompt, run the following command:

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

If any files are returned, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-62647r934651_fix)
At the command prompt, run the following commands:

# chmod o-w
# chown root:root

Note: Substitute with the listed file.