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Security Baselines for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x v0.1.41 Checklist Details (Checklist Revisions)

SCAP 1.2 Content:

Supporting Resources:

Target:

Target CPE Name Product Category
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.0 (View CVEs)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.1 (View CVEs)
      Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.2 (View CVEs)
        Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3 (View CVEs)
          Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4 (View CVEs)

            Checklist Highlights

            Checklist Name:
            Security Baselines for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x
            Checklist ID:
            811
            Version:
            v0.1.41
            Type:
            Compliance
            Review Status:
            Under Review
            Authority:
            Software Vendor: Red Hat
            Original Publication Date:
            03/01/2018
            Checklist Group:
            View

            Checklist Summary:

            SCAP content for evaluation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x hosts. The Red Hat content embeds many pre-established compliance profiles, such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, CIA's C2S, DISA STIG, FISMA Moderate, FBI CJIS, and Controlled Unclassified Information (NIST 800-171).

            Checklist Role:

            • Desktop Client
            • Server
            • Server Operating System
            • Desktop Operating System
            • Operating System
            • Mainframe Operating System
            • Desktop and Server Operating System

            Known Issues:

            There are no known issues at time of release. To submit an issue, reference "Product Support" below.

            Target Audience:

            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.

            Target Operational Environment:

            • Standalone
            • Managed
            • Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)
            • Legacy
            • Sector-Specific Environment

            Testing Information:

            Red Hat releases two independent datastreams: One with strict conformance to SCAP 1.2, which should be interoperable with any NIST-validated SCAP configuration scanner (https://nvd.nist.gov/scap/validated-tools), and another using the draft SCAP 1.3 specifications with OVAL 5.11. Both versions of the content have been developed on, and tested with, OpenSCAP. OpenSCAP is the natively provided, NIST-validated, SCAP configuration scanner in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

            Regulatory Compliance:

            The profiles included in this datastream are 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 embedded "ospp-rhel7" compliance profile is most commonly used for government systems, which was derived from requirements in 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 conflicting configuration requirements, e.g. password lengths, the stricter security setting was chosen.

            Comments/Warnings/Miscellaneous:

            Supplementary documentation, such as sample Requirement Traceability Matrixes and Privileged User Guides, is provided through the "scap-security-guide-docs" package delivered in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Additionally, the scap-security-guide manpage provides sample commands to execute compliance scans using the Red Hat content.

            Disclaimer:

            HE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

            Product Support:

            Red Hat delivers NIST National Checklist content natively in Red Hat Enterprise Linux through the "scap-security-guide" RPM. The SCAP content natively included in the operating system is commercially supported by Red Hat. End-users can open support tickets, call support, and receive content errata/updates as they would any other package when the native Red Hat RPM is installed. To install the Red Hat-supported content, users can run the command "yum install scap-security-guide" or visit https://access.redhat.com/downloads/content/scap-security-guide/0.1.33-5.el7/noarch/fd431d51/package to download directly.

            Point of Contact:

            Named Red Hat POC: Shawn Wells, Chief Security Strategist, Red Hat Public Sector. EMail: shawn@redhat.com. Cell: 443-534-0130 (US EST). Inquiries of general use and support should be directed to Red Hat Customer Service (https://access.redhat.com/support/cases/#/case/new). There is also a public users and developers mailing list for community inquiries available at https://lists.fedorahosted.org/mailman/listinfo/scap-security-guide.

            Sponsor:

            National Security Agency

            Licensing:

            Files in this project are works of the US Government and cannot be copyrighted, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Files with certain copyrights (as permitted by the Fedora Project Contributor Agreement) may be added but should be identified as such. This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain. Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any means. In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this software under copyright law. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE. For more information, please refer to: http://unlicense.org http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:Fedora_Project_Contributor_Agreement http://www.cendi.gov/publications/04-8copyright.html#toc30

            Change History:

            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.
            null
            Update for SSG v0.1.33
            null
            Updated to reflect RHEL 7.4 applicability.
            Updated content to SSG v0.1.38, which includes bug fixes and new HIPPA profile.
            Updated to FINAL - 4/30/18
            Under Review - 5/18/18
            Added Resource - "Ansible Playbook - FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (FBI CJIS) configuration baseline" - 10/31/18
            Updated SCAP resources to v0.1.41 - 10/31/18

            Dependency/Requirements:

            URL Description
            https://github.com/OpenSCAP/scap-security-guide/releases/tag/v0.1.38 Release Notes

            References:

            Reference URL Description
            https://galaxy.ansible.com/Ansible-Security-Compliance/ Supporting Ansible Playbooks
            https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/Security_Guide/chap-Compliance_and_Vulnerability_Scanning.html Vendor Documentation: COMPLIANCE AND VULNERABILITY SCANNING WITH OPENSCAP
            https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/Security_Guide/sect-Practical_Examples.html#sect-Auditing_System_Settings_with_SSG_Example Vendor Documentation: AUDITING SYSTEM SETTINGS WITH SCAP SECURITY GUIDE

            NIST checklist record last modified on 11/02/2018


            * This checklist is still undergoing review for inclusion into the NCP.