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RHEL 8 must have the tmux package installed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-244537 RHEL-08-020039 SV-244537r743860_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, RHEL 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. Red Hat endorses tmux as the recommended session controlling package. Satisfies: SRG-OS-000028-GPOS-00009, SRG-OS-000030-GPOS-00011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-15


Check Text ( C-47812r743858_chk )
Verify RHEL 8 has the "tmux" package installed, by running the following command:

$ sudo yum list installed tmux

tmux.x86.64 2.7-1.el8 @repository

If "tmux" is not installed, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-47769r743859_fix)
Configure the operating system to enable a user to initiate a session lock via tmux.

Install the "tmux" package, if it is not already installed, by running the following command:

$ sudo yum install tmux