ESXI-67-000016 - The ESXi host SSH daemon must not permit user environment settings.

Information

SSH environment options potentially allow users to bypass access restriction in some configurations. Users must not be able to present environment options to the SSH daemon.

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':

PermitUserEnvironment no

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|II, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-239272r674745_rule, STIG-ID|ESXI-67-000016, Vuln-ID|V-239272

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 8dce9a27a2fae3a76dad768f1104ace1c86702e95f73ea292e1c2c66c28a9ba5