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vSphere Client must be configured with the appropriate ports.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239769 VCFL-67-000028 SV-239769r679534_rule Medium
Web servers provide numerous processes, features, and functionalities that use TCP/IP ports. Some of these processes may be deemed unnecessary or too unsecure to run on a production system. vSphere Client comes configured with two connectors. One is behind the reverse proxy and listening on 9090, and the other is serving SSL natively on 9443. The ports that vSphere Client listens on must be verified as accurate to their shipping state.
VMware vSphere 6.7 Virgo-Client Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-03-18


Check Text ( C-43002r679532_chk )
At the command prompt, execute the following command:

# xmllint --format --xpath '/Server/Service/Connector/@port' /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client/server/configuration/tomcat-server.xml

Expected result:

port="9090" port="9443"

If the output does not match the expected result, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42961r679533_fix)
Navigate to and open /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client/server/configuration/tomcat-server.xml in a text editor.

On the first , with redirectPort="9443", configure the port as follows:


On the second , with SSLEnabled="true", configure the port as follows: