STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: VMware vSphere 6.5 Virtual Machine Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 2 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: Use of the virtual machine console must be minimized.

DISA Rule

SV-104469r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-94639

Group Title

SRG-OS-000480-VMM-002000

Rule Version

VMCH-65-000043

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Develop a policy prohibiting the use of a VM console for performing management services. This policy should include procedures for the use of SSH and Terminal Management services for VM management. Where SSH and Terminal Management services prove insufficient to troubleshoot a VM, access to the VM console may be temporarily granted.

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Remote management services, such as terminal services and SSH, must be used to interact with virtual machines. VM console access should only be granted when remote management services are unavailable or insufficient to perform necessary management tasks.

Ask the SA if a VM console is used to perform VM management tasks, other than for troubleshooting VM issues.

If a VM console is used to perform VM management tasks, other than for troubleshooting VM issues, this is a finding.

If SSH and/or terminal management services are exclusively used to perform management tasks, this is not a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-94639

Documentable

False

Rule Version

VMCH-65-000043

Severity Override Guidance

Remote management services, such as terminal services and SSH, must be used to interact with virtual machines. VM console access should only be granted when remote management services are unavailable or insufficient to perform necessary management tasks.

Ask the SA if a VM console is used to perform VM management tasks, other than for troubleshooting VM issues.

If a VM console is used to perform VM management tasks, other than for troubleshooting VM issues, this is a finding.

If SSH and/or terminal management services are exclusively used to perform management tasks, this is not a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3489

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