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The RHEL 8 operating system must not be configured to bypass password requirements for privilege escalation.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-251712 RHEL-08-010385 SV-251712r810017_rule Medium
Description
Without re-authentication, users may access resources or perform tasks for which they do not have authorization. When operating systems provide the capability to escalate a functional capability, it is critical the user re-authenticate. Satisfies: SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00156, SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00157, SRG-OS-000373-GPOS-00158
STIG Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-15

Details

Check Text ( C-55149r809358_chk )
Verify the operating system is not be configured to bypass password requirements for privilege escalation.

Check the configuration of the "/etc/pam.d/sudo" file with the following command:

$ sudo grep pam_succeed_if /etc/pam.d/sudo

If any occurrences of "pam_succeed_if" is returned from the command, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-55103r810016_fix)
Configure the operating system to require users to supply a password for privilege escalation.

Check the configuration of the "/etc/ pam.d/sudo" file with the following command:
$ sudo vi /etc/pam.d/sudo

Remove any occurrences of "pam_succeed_if" in the file.