STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Oracle Linux 5 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 13 Benchmark Date: 26 Oct 2018: The system clock must be synchronized continuously.

DISA Rule

SV-63143r4_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-22290

Group Title

GEN000241

Rule Version

GEN000241

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Enable the NTP daemon for continuous synchronization.

# service ntpd start ; chkconfig ntpd on

Edit the "/etc/ntp.conf" file and add or update an entry to define "maxpoll" to "10".

Check Contents

Check to see if ntp is running in continuous mode.

# ps -ax | grep ntp

If the process is found, then check the ntp.conf file for the maxpoll option setting.

# grep maxpoll /etc/ntp.conf

If the option is set to 17 or is not set, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-22290

Documentable

False

Rule Version

GEN000241

Severity Override Guidance

Check to see if ntp is running in continuous mode.

# ps -ax | grep ntp

If the process is found, then check the ntp.conf file for the maxpoll option setting.

# grep maxpoll /etc/ntp.conf

If the option is set to 17 or is not set, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Responsibility

System Administrator

Target Key

2207

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