VCUI-67-000011 - vSphere UI must have Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) that invoke OS shell programs disabled.

Warning! Audit Deprecated

This audit has been deprecated and will be removed in a future update.

View Next Audit Version


MIME mappings tell the vSphere UI what type of program various file types and extensions are and what external utilities or programs are needed to execute the file type. By ensuring that various shell script MIME types are not included in web.xml, the server is protected against malicious users tricking the server into executing shell command files.


Navigate to and open /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-ui/server/conf/web.xml.

Remove any and all of the following nodes lines:


See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000381, Rule-ID|SV-239692r679182_rule, STIG-ID|VCUI-67-000011, Vuln-ID|V-239692

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 55a23920f51ab4b296752ab704011f97962fe7e5d442483f162d5dff990558f0