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OL 8 must not have the sendmail package installed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-248825 OL08-00-040002 SV-248825r780041_rule Medium
It is detrimental for operating systems to provide, or install by default, functionality exceeding requirements or mission objectives. These unnecessary capabilities or services are often overlooked and therefore may remain unsecured. They increase the risk to the platform by providing additional attack vectors. Operating systems are capable of providing a wide variety of functions and services. Some of the functions and services, provided by default, may not be necessary to support essential organizational operations (e.g., key missions, functions). Examples of non-essential capabilities include but are not limited to games, software packages, tools, and demonstration software not related to requirements or providing a wide array of functionality not required for every mission, but which cannot be disabled. Verify the operating system is configured to disable non-essential capabilities. The most secure way of ensuring a non-essential capability is disabled is to not have the capability installed.
Oracle Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-12-06


Check Text ( C-52259r780039_chk )
Determine if the sendmail package is installed with the following command:

$ sudo yum list installed sendmail

If the sendmail package is installed, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-52213r780040_fix)
Configure the operating system to disable non-essential capabilities by removing the sendmail package from the system with the following command:

$ sudo yum remove sendmail