PHTN-30-000009 - The Photon operating system must configure sshd to use approved encryption algorithms.

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Without confidentiality protection mechanisms, unauthorized individuals may gain access to sensitive information via a remote access session.

OpenSSH on the Photon operating system is compiled with a FIPS-validated cryptographic module. The 'FipsMode' setting controls whether this module is initialized and used in FIPS 140-2 mode.

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000033-GPOS-00014, SRG-OS-000393-GPOS-00173, SRG-OS-000396-GPOS-00176, SRG-OS-000250-GPOS-00093, SRG-OS-000423-GPOS-00187


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Ensure the 'FipsMode' line is uncommented and set to the following:

FipsMode yes

At the command line, run the following command:

# systemctl restart sshd.service

See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000068, CCI|CCI-001453, CCI|CCI-002418, CCI|CCI-002450, CCI|CCI-002890, Rule-ID|SV-256486r887132_rule, STIG-ID|PHTN-30-000009, Vuln-ID|V-256486

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 8949ef4219d90d8ee0c6890ae946ca1d22d229ac5fbf986cfe8e7e6765b3ed1f