VCUI-67-000019 - vSphere UI must set URIEncoding to UTF-8.

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Invalid user input occurs when a user inserts data or characters into a hosted application's data entry field and the hosted application is unprepared to process that data. This results in unanticipated application behavior, potentially leading to an application compromise. Invalid user input is one of the primary methods employed when attempting to compromise an application.

An attacker can also enter Unicode characters into hosted applications in an effort to break out of the document home or root home directory or to bypass security checks. vSphere UI must be configured to use a consistent character set via the URIEncoding attribute on the Connector nodes.


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 the value 'URIEncoding='UTF-8''.

See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001310, Rule-ID|SV-239700r679206_rule, STIG-ID|VCUI-67-000019, Vuln-ID|V-239700

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: fdc1007eafb4276b8f4190e923f5c821446f2751c7690880a585b0cb1d4f6f1f