PHTN-30-000008 - The Photon operating system must have the sshd LogLevel set to 'INFO'

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Automated monitoring of remote access sessions allows organizations to detect cyberattacks and ensure ongoing compliance with remote access policies by auditing connection activities.

The INFO LogLevel is required, at least, to ensure the capturing of failed login events.


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

LogLevel INFO

At the command line, run the following command:

# systemctl restart sshd.service

See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000067, Rule-ID|SV-256485r887129_rule, STIG-ID|PHTN-30-000008, Vuln-ID|V-256485

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 77a4ed8a2a063de28093e7aed82fede9bff444ee84b435bf13a3979d1b2da121