ESXI-67-000040 - The ESXi host must use multifactor authentication for local DCUI access to privileged accounts.

Information

To ensure accountability and prevent unauthenticated access, privileged users must utilize multifactor authentication to prevent potential misuse and compromise of the system.

Note: This feature requires an existing PKI and AD integration.

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000107-VMM-000530, SRG-OS-000376-VMM-001520, SRG-OS-000377-VMM-001530, SRG-OS-000403-VMM-001640

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.

Solution

The following are prerequisites to configuration of smart card authentication for the ESXi DCUI:

- Active Directory domain that supports smart card authentication, smart card readers, and smart cards;
- ESXi joined to an Active Directory domain; and
- Trusted certificates for root and intermediary certificate authorities.

From the vSphere Client, select the ESXi host and go to Configure >> System >> Authentication Services, click 'Edit', and check the 'Enable Smart Card Authentication' checkbox.

At the 'Certificates' tab, click the green plus sign to import trusted certificate authority certificates and click 'OK'.

See Also

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

Item Details

Category: IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION, SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|IA-2(3), 800-53|IA-2(12), 800-53|SC-23(5), CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000767, CCI|CCI-001953, CCI|CCI-001954, CCI|CCI-002470, Rule-ID|SV-239295r816574_rule, STIG-ID|ESXI-67-000040, Vuln-ID|V-239295

Plugin: VMware

Control ID: b8fa35b0b583a3fb9a366503fc2d35388557a0fc5f1e637e42137c03d43157be