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OL 8 must require users to reauthenticate for privilege escalation and changing roles.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-248582 OL08-00-010381 SV-248582r880551_rule Medium
Without reauthentication, users may access resources or perform tasks for which they do not have authorization. When operating systems provide the capability to escalate a functional capability, it is critical the user reauthenticate. Satisfies: SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00156, SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00157, SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00158
Oracle Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-12-06


Check Text ( C-52016r880550_chk )
Verify that the "/etc/sudoers" file has no occurrences of "!authenticate" by running the following command:

$ sudo grep -Ei !authenticate /etc/sudoers /etc/sudoers.d/*

If any occurrences of "!authenticate" return from the command, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-51970r779311_fix)
Remove any occurrence of "!authenticate" found in the "/etc/sudoers" file or files in the "/etc/sudoers.d" directory.