GEN000000-LNX00320 - The system must not have special privilege accounts, such as shutdown and halt - /etc/passwd halt'

Information

If special privilege accounts are compromised, the accounts could provide privileges to execute malicious commands on a system.

Solution

Remove any special privilege accounts, such as shutdown and halt, from the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files using the 'userdel' or 'system-config-users' commands.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Oracle_Linux_5_V2R1_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL, IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|AC-6, 800-53|IA-2, CAT|I, CCI|CCI-000225, CCI|CCI-000764, Rule-ID|SV-218168r603259_rule, STIG-ID|GEN000000-LNX00320, STIG-Legacy|SV-62797, STIG-Legacy|V-4268, Vuln-ID|V-218168

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 17204ad454d7d15bdf456ed650e16ac75b64ae4f8d7f34931bdb8256230abcf5