Protecteing resources on esxi 4.1

have to configure..

Protection requirements for system facility entries executing with privilege authority.

/etc/init.d/ directory structure

Each active entry's file/command/script to be executed, and all existing directories in its path, must have settings for "other"  of r-x or more stringent.

please advcie
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
ESXi is not Linux, it's not required. This is only applicable to Linux.

Have you checked the Security Hardening Guide, and Security Compliance Documents for ESXi 4.1  if you are trying to secure ESXi.
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
also to check for..

Swap Files ending in .vswp must have permission bits set to xx0. &
Data files ending in .vmdk must have permission bits set to xx0.

is it applicable for my esxi host and will there be any outage for my pord esxi 4.1?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I believe the information you haver received is for Linux (ESX), not applicable to ESXi.

Which documents are you referring to, please post relevant links.

I would recommend, that if you are interested in VMware vSphere™ 4.1 Security Hardening, that you follow the current guidelines in this document

VMware vSphere™ 4.1 Security Hardening

This can also be checked using the VMware vSphere Compliance Checker which is a free download.

When VMware removed the Service Console (Linux) element from vSphere VMware ESX, which is now ESXi, we no longer have Linux security issues.
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
so no need to configure these on esxi ?

can you pls advice best tool to scan esx/esxi/virtual environment for such kind of vulnerabilities to be scanned?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware vSphere™ 4.1 Security Hardening

This can also be checked using the VMware vSphere Compliance Checker which is a free download.
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
ok,let me check it
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
checked for the hardening guide, pls advice if this can be  protected on esxi 4.1
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Not applicable to ESXi.
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