RHEL-08-010152 - RHEL 8 operating systems must require authentication upon booting into emergency mode.

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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.


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

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

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000213, Rule-ID|SV-244523r743818_rule, STIG-ID|RHEL-08-010152, Vuln-ID|V-244523

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: efec9f67565178267f8cd051d68de51646bc7d9b749525382f12d1e53e3f6680