SLES-12-010400 - There must be no .shosts files on the SUSE operating system.

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The .shosts files are used to configure host-based authentication for individual users or the system via SSH. Host-based authentication is not sufficient for preventing unauthorized access to the system, as it does not require interactive identification and authentication of a connection request, or for the use of two-factor authentication.


Remove any '.shosts' files found on the SUSE operating system.

# rm /[path]/[to]/[file]/.shosts

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Item Details

References: CAT|I, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-217141r603262_rule, STIG-ID|SLES-12-010400, STIG-Legacy|SV-91833, STIG-Legacy|V-77137, Vuln-ID|V-217141

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 7b1d2216c95aa8976640bc3e420964103df3ea0189fa111f14bf86faa4aa938a