STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 2 Release: 6 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system must be configured so that the SSH daemon uses privilege separation.

DISA Rule

SV-86889r3_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-72265

Group Title

SRG-OS-000480-GPOS-00227

Rule Version

RHEL-07-040460

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Uncomment the "UsePrivilegeSeparation" keyword in "/etc/ssh/sshd_config" (this file may be named differently or be in a different location if using a version of SSH that is provided by a third-party vendor) and set the value to "sandbox" or "yes":

UsePrivilegeSeparation sandbox

The SSH service must be restarted for changes to take effect.

Check Contents

Verify the SSH daemon performs privilege separation.

Check that the SSH daemon performs privilege separation with the following command:

# grep -i usepriv /etc/ssh/sshd_config

UsePrivilegeSeparation sandbox

If the "UsePrivilegeSeparation" keyword is set to "no", is missing, or the returned line is commented out, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-72265

Documentable

False

Rule Version

RHEL-07-040460

Severity Override Guidance

Verify the SSH daemon performs privilege separation.

Check that the SSH daemon performs privilege separation with the following command:

# grep -i usepriv /etc/ssh/sshd_config

UsePrivilegeSeparation sandbox

If the "UsePrivilegeSeparation" keyword is set to "no", is missing, or the returned line is commented out, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2777

Comments