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The RHEL 8 operating system must use a file integrity tool to verify correct operation of all security functions.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-251710 RHEL-08-010359 SV-251710r809354_rule Medium
Description
Without verification of the security functions, security functions may not operate correctly, and the failure may go unnoticed. Security function is defined as the hardware, software, and/or firmware of the information system responsible for enforcing the system security policy and supporting the isolation of code and data on which the protection is based. Security functionality includes, but is not limited to, establishing system accounts, configuring access authorizations (i.e., permissions, privileges), setting events to be audited, and setting intrusion detection parameters. This requirement applies to the RHEL 8 operating system performing security function verification/testing and/or systems and environments that require this functionality.
STIG Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-15

Details

Check Text ( C-55147r809352_chk )
Verify that Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment (AIDE) is installed and verifies the correct operation of all security functions.

Check that the AIDE package is installed with the following command:

$ sudo rpm -q aide

aide-0.16-14.el8.x86_64

If AIDE is not installed, ask the System Administrator how file integrity checks are performed on the system.

If there is no application installed to perform integrity checks, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-55101r809353_fix)
Install the AIDE package by running the following command:

$ sudo yum install aide