Ensure default user shell timeout is 900 seconds or less - /etc/profile


The default TMOUT determines the shell timeout for users. The TMOUT value is measured in seconds.


Edit the etc/profile files (and the appropriate files for any other shell supported on your system) and add or edit any umask parameters as follows:

Notes: The audit and remediation in this recommendation apply to bash and shell. If other shells are supported on the system, it is recommended that their configuration files also are checked. Other methods of setting a timeout exist for other shells not covered here.

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