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CCE-91237-8

Platform: ubuntu14.04Date: (C)2017-03-14   (M)2019-02-28



Disable SSH Root Login (Scored) The PermitRootLogin parameter specifies if the root user can log in using ssh(1). The default is no.


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Technical Mechanism: Disallowing root logins over SSH requires server admins to authenticate using their own individual account, then escalating to root via sudo or su. This in turn limits opportunity for non-repudiation and provides a clear audit trail in the event of a security incident Fix: Edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to set the parameter as follows: PermitRootLogin no

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SCAP Repo OVAL Definitionoval:org.secpod.oval:def:33935


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