SCAP datastream content for configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hosts against NIST 800-53/FISMA Moderate. SCAP Security Guide v0.1.33 reflects -DRAFT- USGCB content.
- Desktop Client
- Server Operating System
- Desktop Operating System
- Operating System
- Mainframe Operating System
- Desktop and Server Operating System
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This content is applicable for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x. This content has not been tested, approved, or supported, on derivative operating systems such as CentOS.
- Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)
- Sector-Specific Environment
This content was developed on, and tested with, OpenSCAP. OpenSCAP is the natively provided, NIST-validated, SCAP configuration scanner in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This profile is developed in partnership with the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, and Red Hat. The USGCB is intended to be the core set of security related configuration settings by which all federal agencies should comply.
This baseline implements configuration requirements from the following documents:
(1) Committee on National Security Systems Instruction No. 1253 (CNSSI 1253);
(2) NIST Controlled Unclassified Information (NIST 800-171);
(3) NIST 800-53 control selections for MODERATE impact systems (NIST 800-53);
(4) U.S. Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB);
(5) NIAP Protection Profile for General Purpose Operating Systems v4.0 (OSPP v4.0);
(6) DISA Operating System Security Requirements Guide (OS SRG).
For any differing configuration requirements, e.g. password lengths, the stricter security setting was chosen.
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SCAP Security Guide v0.1.33 is a pre-release DRAFT body of content. Pending public comment and review, this content is scheduled for release in the next minor version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. To submit comments, please open an Issue Ticket on the upstream GitHub project: https://github.com/OpenSCAP/scap-security-guide/issues/new
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Note that feedback on this profile should be directed to the upstream development project: https://github.com/OpenSCAP/scap-security-guide/issues/new
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Renamed profile from USGCB to "NIST 800-53/FISMA Moderate Recommendations for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7)", dropped refs to USGCB and SCAP 1.2.
Updated to FINAL - 03/13/2017
Updated content to post -DRAFT- USGCB profile.
NIST checklist record last modified on 10/03/2017