STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: VMware vSphere 6.5 vCenter Server for Windows Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 2 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The vCenter Server for Windows must configure the vpxuser password meets length policy.

DISA Rule

SV-104589r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-94759

Group Title

SRG-APP-000516

Rule Version

VCWN-65-000024

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

From the vSphere Web Client go to Host and Clusters >> Select a vCenter Server >> Configure >> Settings >> Advanced Settings. Click "Edit" and edit the "config.vpxd.hostPasswordLength" value to "32" or if the value does not exist create it by entering the values in the "Key" and "Value" fields and clicking "Add".

or

From a PowerCLI command prompt while connected to the vCenter server run the following command:

If the setting already exists:
Get-AdvancedSetting -Entity <vcenter server name> -Name config.vpxd.hostPasswordLength | Set-AdvancedSetting -Value 32

If the setting does not exist:
New-AdvancedSetting -Entity <vcenter server name> -Name config.vpxd.hostPasswordLength -Value 32

Check Contents

From the vSphere Web Client go to Host and Clusters >> Select a vCenter Server >> Configure >> Settings >> Advanced Settings.

Verify that "config.vpxd.hostPasswordLength" is set to "32".

or

From a PowerCLI command prompt while connected to the vCenter server run the following command:
Get-AdvancedSetting -Entity <vcenter server name> -Name config.vpxd.hostPasswordLength and verify it is set to 32.

If the "config.vpxd.hostPasswordLength" is set to a value other than "32" or does not exist, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-94759

Documentable

False

Rule Version

VCWN-65-000024

Severity Override Guidance

From the vSphere Web Client go to Host and Clusters >> Select a vCenter Server >> Configure >> Settings >> Advanced Settings.

Verify that "config.vpxd.hostPasswordLength" is set to "32".

or

From a PowerCLI command prompt while connected to the vCenter server run the following command:
Get-AdvancedSetting -Entity <vcenter server name> -Name config.vpxd.hostPasswordLength and verify it is set to 32.

If the "config.vpxd.hostPasswordLength" is set to a value other than "32" or does not exist, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3487

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