OL08-00-010100 - OL 8, for certificate-based authentication, must enforce authorized access to the corresponding private key.

Information

If an unauthorized user obtains access to a private key without a passcode, that user would have unauthorized access to any system where the associated public key has been installed.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.

Solution

Create a new private and public key pair that uses a passcode with the following command:

$ sudo ssh-keygen -n [passphrase]

See Also

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

Item Details

Category: IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|IA-5(2)(b), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000186, Rule-ID|SV-248532r779162_rule, STIG-ID|OL08-00-010100, Vuln-ID|V-248532

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: cb4a23a4d57d257dbc4742457fc01eabb1bf86b4da27c90ec8bf504b9cb30549