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The Ubuntu operating system must accept Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-238231 UBTU-20-010064 SV-238231r853411_rule Medium
The use of PIV credentials facilitates standardization and reduces the risk of unauthorized access. DoD has mandated the use of the CAC to support identity management and personal authentication for systems covered under Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, as well as making the CAC a primary component of layered protection for national security systems.
Canonical Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-09-07


Check Text ( C-41441r653866_chk )
Verify the Ubuntu operating system accepts PIV credentials.

Verify the "opensc-pcks11" package is installed on the system with the following command:

$ dpkg -l | grep opensc-pkcs11

ii opensc-pkcs11:amd64 0.15.0-1Ubuntu1 amd64 Smart card utilities with support for PKCS#15 compatible cards

If the "opensc-pcks11" package is not installed, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-41400r653867_fix)
Configure the Ubuntu operating system to accept PIV credentials.

Install the "opensc-pkcs11" package using the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install opensc-pkcs11