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The Security Token Service must be configured to limit access to internal packages.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239662 VCST-67-000011 SV-239662r816711_rule Medium
The "package.access" entry in the "catalina.properties" file implements access control at the package level. When properly configured, a Security Exception will be reported if an errant or malicious web app attempts to access the listed internal classes directly or if a new class is defined under the protected packages. The Security Token Service comes preconfigured with the appropriate packages defined in "package.access", and this configuration must be maintained.
VMware vSphere 6.7 STS Tomcat Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-01-03


Check Text ( C-42895r816709_chk )
Connect to the PSC, whether external or embedded.

At the command prompt, execute the following command:

# grep "package.access" /usr/lib/vmware-sso/vmware-sts/conf/catalina.properties

Expected result:


If the output of the command does not match the expected result, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42854r816710_fix)
Connect to the PSC, whether external or embedded.

Navigate to and open /usr/lib/vmware-sso/vmware-sts/conf/catalina.properties.

Ensure that the "package.access" line is configured as follows: