ESXI-67-000026 - The ESXi host SSH daemon must set a timeout count on idle sessions.

Information

Setting a timeout ensures that a user login will be terminated as soon as the 'ClientAliveCountMax' is reached.

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':

ClientAliveCountMax 3

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-239281r674772_rule, STIG-ID|ESXI-67-000026, Vuln-ID|V-239281

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 6b7d204ee57ebd01ec8aad38e6f9e7ce8b9c78d2fcec8be88ba89263e15aaf00