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The Photon operating system must enable Secure Shell (SSH) authentication logging.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-258866 PHTN-40-000201 SV-258866r933659_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 8.0 vCenter Appliance Photon OS 4.0 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-29


Check Text ( C-62606r933657_chk )
At the command line, run the following command to verify the running configuration of sshd:

# sshd -T|&grep -i LogLevel

Example result:

loglevel INFO

If "LogLevel" is not set to "INFO", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-62515r933658_fix)
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Ensure the "LogLevel" line is uncommented and set to the following:

LogLevel INFO

At the command line, run the following command:

# systemctl restart sshd.service