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The Photon operating system must have the sshd LogLevel set to "INFO".


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239080 PHTN-67-000008 SV-239080r675048_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. The INFO LogLevel is required, at least, to ensure the capturing of failed login events.
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-09-27


Check Text ( C-42291r675046_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# sshd -T|&grep -i LogLevel

Expected result:

LogLevel INFO

If the output does not match the expected result, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42250r675047_fix)
Open /etc/ssh/sshd_config with a text editor.

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

LogLevel INFO

At the command line, execute the following command:

# service sshd reload