800-53|SI-16

Title

MEMORY PROTECTION

Description

The information system implements [Assignment: organization-defined security safeguards] to protect its memory from unauthorized code execution.

Supplemental

Some adversaries launch attacks with the intent of executing code in non-executable regions of memory or in memory locations that are prohibited. Security safeguards employed to protect memory include, for example, data execution prevention and address space layout randomization. Data execution prevention safeguards can either be hardware-enforced or software-enforced with hardware providing the greater strength of mechanism.

Reference Item Details

Related: AC-25,SC-3

Category: SYSTEM AND INFORMATION INTEGRITY

Family: SYSTEM AND INFORMATION INTEGRITY

Priority: P1

Baseline Impact: MODERATE,HIGH

Audit Items

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NamePluginAudit Name
1.1.36 Ensure that the admission control plugin EventRateLimit is setUnixCIS Kubernetes 1.13 Benchmark v1.4.1 L1
1.2.10 Ensure that the admission control plugin EventRateLimit is setUnixCIS Kubernetes Benchmark v1.6.1 L1 Master
1.3.1 Ensure that the --terminated-pod-gc-threshold argument is set as appropriateUnixCIS Kubernetes v1.20 Benchmark v1.0.1 L1 Master
1.3.1 Ensure that the --terminated-pod-gc-threshold argument is set as appropriateUnixCIS Kubernetes v1.23 Benchmark v1.0.1 L1 Master
1.3.1 Ensure that the --terminated-pod-gc-threshold argument is set as appropriateUnixCIS Kubernetes v1.24 Benchmark v1.0.0 L1 Master
1.4.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Google Container-Optimized OS L1 Server v1.0.0
1.4.3 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - sysctlUnixCIS Google Container-Optimized OS L1 Server v1.0.0
1.4.3 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - sysctl.conf sysctl.dUnixCIS Google Container-Optimized OS L1 Server v1.0.0
1.5.1 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - configUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS Server L1 v1.0.0
1.5.1 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - configUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS Workstation L1 v1.0.0
1.5.1 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - sysctlUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS Server L1 v1.0.0
1.5.1 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - sysctlUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS Workstation L1 v1.0.0
1.5.1 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Workstation L1 v2.1.0
1.5.1 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS Workstation L1 v1.1.0
1.5.1 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS Workstation L1 v2.0.0
1.5.1 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS Server L1 v1.1.0
1.5.1 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Server L1 v2.1.0
1.5.1 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS Server L1 v2.0.0
1.5.2 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - /etc/sysctl.conf, /etc/sysctl.d/*UnixCIS Amazon Linux 2 STIG v1.0.0 L1
1.5.2 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - configUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Workstation L1 v2.1.0
1.5.2 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - configUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS Server L1 v2.0.0
1.5.2 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - configUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS Server L1 v1.1.0
1.5.2 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - configUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Server L1 v2.1.0
1.5.2 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - configUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS Workstation L1 v1.1.0
1.5.2 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - configUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS Workstation L1 v2.0.0
1.5.2 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - sysctlUnixCIS Amazon Linux 2 STIG v1.0.0 L1
1.5.2 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - sysctlUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Workstation L1 v2.1.0
1.5.2 Ensure address space layout randomization (ASLR) is enabled - sysctlUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Server L1 v2.1.0
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 L1 v2.1.1
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Amazon Linux v2.1.0 L1
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Oracle Linux 7 Server L1 v3.1.1
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Debian 8 Server L1 v2.0.2
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Oracle Linux 6 Server L1 v2.0.0
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Debian 9 Workstation L1 v1.0.1
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Oracle Linux 7 Workstation L1 v3.1.1
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Server L1 v2.1.0
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Debian 9 Server L1 v1.0.1
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Debian 8 Workstation L1 v2.0.2
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Red Hat 6 Workstation L1 v3.0.0
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Distribution Independent Linux Workstation L1 v2.0.0
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Red Hat 6 Server L1 v3.0.0
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS CentOS 6 Server L1 v3.0.0
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Distribution Independent Linux Server L1 v2.0.0
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Oracle Linux 6 Workstation L1 v2.0.0
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Workstation L1 v2.1.0
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation 11 L1 v2.1.1
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS CentOS 7 v3.1.2 Server L1
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS CentOS 7 v3.1.2 Workstation L1
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS CentOS 6 Workstation L1 v3.0.0
1.5.2 Ensure XD/NX support is enabledUnixCIS Amazon Linux 2 v2.0.0 L1