DISA STIG VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 v2r3

Audit Details

Name: DISA STIG VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 v2r3

Updated: 4/25/2022

Authority: DISA STIG

Plugin: VMware

Revision: 1.1

Estimated Item Count: 46

File Details

Filename: DISA_STIG_VMware_vSphere_ESXi_6.5_v2r3.audit

Size: 120 kB

MD5: 28ea905cdcbeda072efd745d1ce246b1
SHA256: 530c1982d84474b7ab37a728fdaf6e9b21fe569bd47fcb1986ce4826d0184de7

Audit Items

DescriptionCategories
ESXI-65-000001 - The ESXi host must limit the number of concurrent sessions to ten for all accounts and/or account types by enabling lockdown mode.

ACCESS CONTROL

ESXI-65-000002 - The ESXi host must verify the DCUI.Access list.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000003 - The ESXi host must verify the exception users list for lockdown mode.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000004 - Remote logging for ESXi hosts must be configured.

ACCESS CONTROL

ESXI-65-000005 - The ESXi host must enforce the limit of three consecutive invalid logon attempts by a user.

ACCESS CONTROL

ESXI-65-000006 - The ESXi host must enforce the unlock timeout of 15 minutes after a user account is locked out.

ACCESS CONTROL

ESXI-65-000007 - The ESXi host must display the Standard Mandatory DoD Notice and Consent Banner before granting access to the system.

ACCESS CONTROL

ESXI-65-000008 - The ESXi host must display the Standard Mandatory DoD Notice and Consent Banner before granting access to the system.

ACCESS CONTROL

ESXI-65-000030 - The ESXi host must produce audit records containing information to establish what type of events occurred.

AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

ESXI-65-000031 - The ESXi host must enforce password complexity by requiring that at least one upper-case character be used.

IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

ESXI-65-000034 - The ESXi host must disable the Managed Object Browser (MOB).

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000035 - The ESXi host must be configured to disable non-essential capabilities by disabling SSH.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000036 - The ESXi host must disable ESXi Shell unless needed for diagnostics or troubleshooting.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000037 - The ESXi host must use Active Directory for local user authentication.

IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

ESXI-65-000038 - The ESXi host must use the vSphere Authentication Proxy to protect passwords when adding ESXi hosts to Active Directory.

IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

ESXI-65-000039 - Active Directory ESX Admin group membership must not be used when adding ESXi hosts to Active Directory.

IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

ESXI-65-000040 - The ESXi host must use multifactor authentication for local access to privileged accounts.

IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

ESXI-65-000041 - The ESXi host must set a timeout to automatically disable idle sessions after 10 minutes.

SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

ESXI-65-000042 - The ESXi host must terminate shell services after 10 minutes.

SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

ESXI-65-000043 - The ESXi host must logout of the console UI after 10 minutes.

SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

ESXI-65-000045 - The ESXi host must enable a persistent log location for all locally stored logs.

AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

ESXI-65-000046 - The ESXi host must configure NTP time synchronization.

AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

ESXI-65-000048 - The ESXi host must protect the confidentiality and integrity of transmitted information by isolating vMotion traffic.

SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

ESXI-65-000049 - The ESXi host must protect the confidentiality and integrity of transmitted information.

SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

ESXI-65-000050 - The ESXi host must protect the confidentiality and integrity of transmitted information by protecting IP based management traffic.

SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

ESXI-65-000052 - The ESXi host must protect the confidentiality and integrity of transmitted information by utilizing different TCP/IP stacks where possible.

SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

ESXI-65-000053 - SNMP must be configured properly on the ESXi host.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000054 - The ESXi host must enable bidirectional CHAP authentication for iSCSI traffic.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000055 - The ESXi host must disable Inter-VM transparent page sharing.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000057 - The ESXi host must configure the firewall to block network traffic by default - incoming

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000057 - The ESXi host must configure the firewall to block network traffic by default - outgoing

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000058 - The ESXi host must enable BPDU filter on the host to prevent being locked out of physical switch ports with Portfast and BPDU Guard enabled.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000059 - The virtual switch Forged Transmits policy must be set to reject on the ESXi host.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000060 - The virtual switch MAC Address Change policy must be set to reject on the ESXi host.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000061 - The virtual switch Promiscuous Mode policy must be set to reject on the ESXi host.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000062 - The ESXi host must prevent unintended use of the dvFilter network APIs.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000063 - For the ESXi host all port groups must be configured to a value other than that of the native VLAN.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000064 - For the ESXi host all port groups must not be configured to VLAN 4095 unless Virtual Guest Tagging (VGT) is required.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000065 - For the ESXi host all port groups must not be configured to VLAN values reserved by upstream physical switches.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000066 - For physical switch ports connected to the ESXi host, the non-negotiate option must be configured for trunk links between external physical switches and virtual switches in VST mode.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000067 - All ESXi host-connected physical switch ports must be configured with spanning tree disabled.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000068 - All ESXi host-connected virtual switch VLANs must be fully documented and have only the required VLANs.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000070 - The ESXi host must not provide root/administrator level access to CIM-based hardware monitoring tools or other third-party applications.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000071 - The ESXi host must verify the integrity of the installation media before installing ESXi.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-000072 - The ESXi host must have all security patches and updates installed.

CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

ESXI-65-100037 - The ESXi host must require individuals to be authenticated with an individual authenticator prior to using a group authenticator by using Active Directory for local user authentication.

IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION