ESXI-67-000027 - The ESXi host SSH daemon must set a timeout interval on idle sessions.

Information

Automatically logging out idle users guards against compromises via hijacked administrative sessions.

Solution

From an SSH session connected to the ESXi host, or from the ESXi shell, add or correct the following line in '/etc/ssh/sshd_config':

ClientAliveInterval 200

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_VMW_vSphere_6-7_Y22M04_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-239282r674775_rule, STIG-ID|ESXI-67-000027, Vuln-ID|V-239282

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 78e3aba8633723f0db0831d9d71cf0b199e527f6da646c6a51f9e93b52c91086