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OL 8 must enable a user session lock until that user re-establishes access using established identification and authentication procedures for command line sessions.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-248675 OL08-00-020040 SV-248675r880564_rule Medium
A session lock is a temporary action taken when a user stops work and moves away from the immediate physical vicinity of the information system but does not want to log out because of the temporary nature of the absence. The session lock is implemented at the point where session activity can be determined. Rather than be forced to wait for a period of time to expire before the user session can be locked, OL 8 needs to provide users with the ability to manually invoke a session lock so users can secure their session if it is necessary to temporarily vacate the immediate physical vicinity. Tmux is a terminal multiplexer that enables a number of terminals to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. Satisfies: SRG-OS-000028-GPOS-00009, SRG-OS-000030-GPOS-00011
Oracle Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-12-06


Check Text ( C-52109r880562_chk )
Verify the operating system enables the user to manually initiate a session lock with the following command:

$ sudo grep -Ei lock-command|lock-session /etc/tmux.conf

set -g lock-command vlock
bind X lock-session

If the "lock-command" is not set and "lock-session" is not bound to a specific keyboard key in the global settings, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-52063r880563_fix)
Configure the operating system to enable a user to manually initiate a session lock via tmux. This configuration binds the uppercase letter "X" to manually initiate a session lock after the prefix key "Ctrl + b" has been sent. The complete key sequence is thus "Ctrl + b" then "Shift + x" to lock tmux.

Create a global configuration file "/etc/tmux.conf" and add the following lines:

set -g lock-command vlock
bind X lock-session

Reload tmux configuration to take effect. This can be performed in tmux while it is running:

$ tmux source-file /etc/tmux.conf