STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Canonical Ubuntu 16.04 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 3 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: Kernel core dumps must be disabled unless needed.

DISA Rule

SV-90265r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-75585

Group Title

SRG-OS-000480-GPOS-00227

Rule Version

UBTU-16-010900

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

If kernel core dumps are not required, disable the "kdump" service with the following command:

# systemctl disable kdump.service

If kernel core dumps are required, document the need with the Information System Security Officer (ISSO).

Check Contents

Verify that kernel core dumps are disabled unless needed.

Check the status of the "kdump" service with the following command:

# systemctl status kdump.service
Loaded: not-found (Reason: No such file or directory)
Active: inactive (dead)

If the "kdump" service is active, ask the System Administrator if the use of the service is required and documented with the Information System Security Officer (ISSO).

If the service is active and is not documented, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-75585

Documentable

False

Rule Version

UBTU-16-010900

Severity Override Guidance

Verify that kernel core dumps are disabled unless needed.

Check the status of the "kdump" service with the following command:

# systemctl status kdump.service
Loaded: not-found (Reason: No such file or directory)
Active: inactive (dead)

If the "kdump" service is active, ask the System Administrator if the use of the service is required and documented with the Information System Security Officer (ISSO).

If the service is active and is not documented, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3075

Comments