SLES-12-010114 - The SUSE operating system must not be configured to bypass password requirements for privilege escalation.

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Without re-authentication, users may access resources or perform tasks for which they do not have authorization.

When operating systems provide the capability to escalate a functional capability, it is critical the user re-authenticate.

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00156, SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00157, SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00158


Configure the operating system to require users to supply a password for privilege escalation.

Check the configuration of the '/etc/ pam.d/sudo' file with the following command:
$ sudo vi /etc/pam.d/sudo

Remove any occurrences of 'pam_succeed_if' in the file.

See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002038, Rule-ID|SV-251720r854176_rule, STIG-ID|SLES-12-010114, Vuln-ID|V-251720

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: e9983055cc32706b69131b40d069d4df255124038a5fa2a929e76478a3b7623e