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The SLES for vRealize must implement NIST FIPS-validated cryptography for the following: to provision digital signatures, to generate cryptographic hashes, and to protect unclassified information requiring confidentiality and cryptographic protection in accordance with applicable federal laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, and standards.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89861 VRAU-SL-001490 SV-100511r1_rule Medium
Use of weak or untested encryption algorithms undermines the purposes of utilizing encryption to protect data. The SLES for vRealize must implement cryptographic modules adhering to the higher standards approved by the federal government since this provides assurance they have been tested and validated.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-10-12


Check Text ( C-89553r1_chk )
Check the SSH daemon configuration for allowed MACs:

# grep -i macs /etc/ssh/sshd_config | grep -v '^#'

If no lines are returned, or the returned MACs list contains any MAC other than "hmac-sha1", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-96603r1_fix)
Edit the SSH daemon configuration and remove any MACs other than "hmac-sha1". If necessary, add a "MACs" line.