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The Photon operating system must have the sshd SyslogFacility set to "authpriv".


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239078 PHTN-67-000006 SV-239078r675042_rule Medium
Automated monitoring of remote access sessions allows organizations to detect cyberattacks and ensure ongoing compliance with remote access policies by auditing connection activities.
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42289r675040_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# sshd -T|&grep -i SyslogFacility

Expected result:

syslogfacility AUTHPRIV

If there is no output or if the output does not match expected result, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42248r675041_fix)
Open /etc/ssh/sshd_config with a text editor.

Ensure that the "SyslogFacility" line is uncommented and set to the following:

SyslogFacility AUTHPRIV

At the command line, execute the following command:

# service sshd reload