STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: VMware vSphere 6.5 Virtual Machine Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 2 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: 3D features on the virtual machine must be disabled when not required.

DISA Rule

SV-104479r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-94649

Group Title

SRG-OS-000480-VMM-002000

Rule Version

VMCH-65-000048

Severity

CAT III

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

From the vSphere Client select the Virtual Machine, right click and go to Edit Settings >> VM Options Tab >> Advanced >> Configuration Parameters >> Edit Configuration. Find the "mks.enable3d" value and set it to "false".

Note: The VM must be powered off to modify the advanced settings through the vSphere Web Client. It is recommended to configure these settings with PowerCLI as this can be done while the VM is powered on. In this case the modified settings will not take effect until a cold boot of the VM.

or

From a PowerCLI command prompt while connected to the ESXi host or vCenter server, run the following command:

If the setting does not exist, run:

Get-VM "VM Name" | New-AdvancedSetting -Name mks.enable3d -Value false

If the setting exists, run:

Get-VM "VM Name" | Get-AdvancedSetting -Name mks.enable3d | Set-AdvancedSetting -Value false

Check Contents

From the vSphere Web Client select the Virtual Machine, right click and go to Edit Settings >> VM Options Tab >> Advanced >> Configuration Parameters >> Edit Configuration. Find the "mks.enable3d" value and verify it is set to "false".

or

From a PowerCLI command prompt while connected to the ESXi host or vCenter server, run the following command:

Get-VM "VM Name" | Get-AdvancedSetting -Name mks.enable3d

If the virtual machine advanced setting "mks.enable3d" does not exist or is not set to "false", this is a finding.

If a virtual machine requires 3D features, this is not a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-94649

Documentable

False

Rule Version

VMCH-65-000048

Severity Override Guidance

From the vSphere Web Client select the Virtual Machine, right click and go to Edit Settings >> VM Options Tab >> Advanced >> Configuration Parameters >> Edit Configuration. Find the "mks.enable3d" value and verify it is set to "false".

or

From a PowerCLI command prompt while connected to the ESXi host or vCenter server, run the following command:

Get-VM "VM Name" | Get-AdvancedSetting -Name mks.enable3d

If the virtual machine advanced setting "mks.enable3d" does not exist or is not set to "false", this is a finding.

If a virtual machine requires 3D features, this is not a finding.

Check Content Reference

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Target Key

3489

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