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The vCenter VAMI service must have resource mappings set to disable the serving of certain file types.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-259144 VCLD-80-000033 SV-259144r935336_rule Medium
Resource mapping is the process of tying a particular file type to a process in the web server that can serve that type of file to a requesting client and to identify which file types are not to be delivered to a client. By not specifying which files can and which files cannot be served to a user, VAMI could deliver sensitive files.
VMware vSphere 8.0 vCenter Appliance Management Interface (VAMI) Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-29


Check Text ( C-62884r935334_chk )
At the command prompt, run the following command:

# grep "url.access-deny" /opt/vmware/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Expected result:

url.access-deny = ( "~", ".inc" )

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:

Fix Text (F-62793r935335_fix)
Navigate to and open:


Add or reconfigure the following value:

url.access-deny = ( "~", ".inc" )

Restart the service with the following command:

# vmon-cli --restart applmgmt