STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: VMware vSphere 6.5 ESXi Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 3 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The ESXi host SSH daemon must be configured to not allow X11 forwarding.

DISA Rule

SV-104079r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-93993

Group Title

SRG-OS-000480-VMM-002000

Rule Version

ESXI-65-000023

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

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":

X11Forwarding no

Check Contents

From an SSH session connected to the ESXi host, or from the ESXi shell, run the following command:

# grep -i "^X11Forwarding" /etc/ssh/sshd_config

If there is no output or the output is not exactly "X11Forwarding no", this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-93993

Documentable

False

Rule Version

ESXI-65-000023

Severity Override Guidance

From an SSH session connected to the ESXi host, or from the ESXi shell, run the following command:

# grep -i "^X11Forwarding" /etc/ssh/sshd_config

If there is no output or the output is not exactly "X11Forwarding no", this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3485

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