STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Oracle Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 17 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: The graphical desktop environment must set the idle timeout to no more than 15 minutes.

DISA Rule

SV-65029r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-50823

Group Title

SRG-OS-000029

Rule Version

OL6-00-000257

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Run the following command to set the idle time-out value for inactivity in the GNOME desktop to 15 minutes:

# gconftool-2 \
--direct \
--config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory \
--type int \
--set /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_delay 15

Check Contents

If the GConf2 package is not installed, this is not applicable.

To check the current idle time-out value, run the following command:

$ gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory --get /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_delay

If properly configured, the output should be "15".

If it is not, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-50823

Documentable

False

Rule Version

OL6-00-000257

Severity Override Guidance

If the GConf2 package is not installed, this is not applicable.

To check the current idle time-out value, run the following command:

$ gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory --get /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_delay

If properly configured, the output should be "15".

If it is not, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2208

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