OL08-00-010151 - OL 8 operating systems must require authentication upon booting into rescue mode.

Information

If the system does not require valid root authentication before it boots into emergency or rescue mode, anyone who invokes emergency or rescue mode is granted privileged access to all files on the system.

Solution

Configure the system to require authentication upon booting into rescue mode by adding the following line to the '/usr/lib/systemd/system/rescue.service' file:

ExecStart=-/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-sulogin-shell rescue

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Oracle_Linux_8_V1R2_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-3, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000213, Rule-ID|SV-248541r779189_rule, STIG-ID|OL08-00-010151, Vuln-ID|V-248541

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 09655a0a36bb7021abbecafaf3fb5f741578de4ee722283011a57ca1824e9baa