VCRP-67-000002 - The rhttpproxy must set a limit on established connections.

Details

The rhttpproxy client connections must be limited to preserve system resources and continue servicing connections without interruption. Without a limit set, the system would be vulnerable to a trivial denial-of-service attack where connections are created en masse and vCenter resources are entirely consumed. The rhttproxy comes configured with a tested and supported value that must be maintained.


Solution

Navigate to and open /etc/vmware-rhttpproxy/config.xml.

Locate the // block and configure as follows:

2048

Restart the service for changes to take effect.

# vmon-cli --restart rhttpproxy


Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Access Control.This control applies to the following type of system Unix.


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