VCUI-67-000022 - vSphere UI must be configured to hide the server version.

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Web servers will often display error messages to client users with enough information to aid in the debugging of the error. The information given back in error messages may display the web server type, version, patches installed, plug-ins and modules installed, type of code being used by the hosted application, and any backends being used for data storage. This information could be used by an attacker to blueprint what type of attacks might be successful. Therefore, vSphere UI must be configured to hide the server version at all times.


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

Navigate to each of the <Connector> nodes.

Configure each <Connector> node with 'server='Anonymous''.

See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001312, Rule-ID|SV-239703r679215_rule, STIG-ID|VCUI-67-000022, Vuln-ID|V-239703

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: e9554bb6499e5f539bdb297b9350dc947c444ba75a9bfea12261c914528feeab