PHTN-67-000055 - The Photon operating system must configure sshd with a specific ListenAddress.

Information

Without specifying a ListenAddress, sshd will listen on all interfaces. In situations with multiple interfaces, this may not be intended behavior and could lead to offering remote access on an unapproved network.

Solution

Open /etc/ssh/sshd_config with a text editor.

Ensure that the 'ListenAddress' line is uncommented and set to a valid local IP:

Example:

ListenAddress 169.254.1.2

Replace '169.254.1.2' with the management address of the VCSA.

At the command line, execute the following command:

# service sshd reload

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_VMW_vSphere_6-7_Y22M04_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-17(1), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002314, Rule-ID|SV-239126r675186_rule, STIG-ID|PHTN-67-000055, Vuln-ID|V-239126

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: ab2a6a92d022e8c3b0675a64e16a50790706d8325e3d9ea3cc1606364c500129