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RHEL 8 must prohibit the use of cached authentications after one day.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-230376 RHEL-08-020290 SV-230376r627750_rule Medium
Description
If cached authentication information is out-of-date, the validity of the authentication information may be questionable. RHEL 8 includes multiple options for configuring authentication, but this requirement will be focus on the System Security Services Daemon (SSSD). By default sssd does not cache credentials.
STIG Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-15

Details

Check Text ( C-33045r567874_chk )
Verify that the SSSD prohibits the use of cached authentications after one day.

Note: If smart card authentication is not being used on the system this item is Not Applicable.

Check that SSSD allows cached authentications with the following command:

$ sudo grep cache_credentials /etc/sssd/sssd.conf

cache_credentials = true

If "cache_credentials" is set to "false" or missing from the configuration file, this is not a finding and no further checks are required.

If "cache_credentials" is set to "true", check that SSSD prohibits the use of cached authentications after one day with the following command:

$ sudo grep offline_credentials_expiration /etc/sssd/sssd.conf

offline_credentials_expiration = 1

If "offline_credentials_expiration" is not set to a value of "1", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-33020r567875_fix)
Configure the SSSD to prohibit the use of cached authentications after one day.

Add or change the following line in "/etc/sssd/sssd.conf" just below the line "[pam]".

offline_credentials_expiration = 1