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 must enable a persistent log location for all locally stored logs.

DISA Rule

SV-104123r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-94037

Group Title

SRG-OS-000341-VMM-001220

Rule Version

ESXI-65-000045

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

From the vSphere Web Client select the ESXi Host and go to Configure >> System >> Advanced System Settings. Click Edit and select the Syslog.global.logDir value and set it to a known persistent location.

or

From a PowerCLI command prompt while connected to the ESXi host run the following commands:

Get-VMHost | Get-AdvancedSetting -Name Syslog.global.logDir | Set-AdvancedSetting -Value "New Log Location"

Check Contents

From the vSphere Web Client select the ESXi Host and go to Configure >> System >> Advanced System Settings. Select the Syslog.global.logDir value and verify it is set to a persistent location.

or

From a PowerCLI command prompt while connected to the ESXi host run the following commands:

Get-VMHost | Get-AdvancedSetting -Name Syslog.global.logDir

or

$esxcli = Get-EsxCli
$esxcli.system.syslog.config.get() | Select LocalLogOutput,LocalLogOutputIsPersistent

If the Syslog.global.logDir or LocalLogOutput value is not on persistent storage, this is a finding.

If the LocalLogOutputIsPersistent value is not true, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-94037

Documentable

False

Rule Version

ESXI-65-000045

Severity Override Guidance

From the vSphere Web Client select the ESXi Host and go to Configure >> System >> Advanced System Settings. Select the Syslog.global.logDir value and verify it is set to a persistent location.

or

From a PowerCLI command prompt while connected to the ESXi host run the following commands:

Get-VMHost | Get-AdvancedSetting -Name Syslog.global.logDir

or

$esxcli = Get-EsxCli
$esxcli.system.syslog.config.get() | Select LocalLogOutput,LocalLogOutputIsPersistent

If the Syslog.global.logDir or LocalLogOutput value is not on persistent storage, this is a finding.

If the LocalLogOutputIsPersistent value is not true, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3485

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