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NIST National Checklist for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x content v0.1.44 Checklist Details (Checklist Revisions)

Checklist Summary:

Security automation content for the evaluation and configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x hosts. This content embeds many pre-established profiles, such as the NIST National Checklist for RHEL 8.x, HIPAA, FBI CJIS, and Controlled Unclassified Information (NIST 800-171) and DISA Operating System Security Requirements Guide (DISA OS SRG).

Checklist Role:

  • Client / Server
  • Client Desktop and Mobile Host
  • Client Operating System
  • Desktop and Server Operating System
  • Desktop Operating System
  • Mainframe Operating System
  • Operating System
  • Server
  • Server Operating System
  • Virtualization Server

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 8.x. This content has not been tested, approved, or supported, on derivative operating systems such as CentOS.

Target Operational Environment:

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

Testing Information:

Utilizing the NIST-provided SCAP Validation Test Suite, the Red Hat content has been validated to the NIST SCAP 1.2 and SCAP 1.3 specifications.

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" 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), including the DoD Configuration Annex; (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:

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.

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 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:

License information is bundled into the SCAP content download.

Change History:

Updated SCAP data streams for higher conformance against SCAP 1.3 - 06/14/2019
Changed Resource Titles - 07/11/2019
Updated to FINAL - 07/11/2019

Dependency/Requirements:

URL Description
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/8/html-single/security_hardening/index#scanning-the-system-for-security-compliance-and-vulnerabilities_security-hardening Security hardening: Scanning the system for security compliance and vulnerabilities

References:

Reference URL Description
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/8/html-single/using_selinux/ Using SELinux: Basic and advanced configuration of Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux)
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/8/html-single/securing_networks/ Securing networks: Configuring secured networks and network communication
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/8/html-single/managing_and_monitoring_security_updates/ Managing and monitoring security updates: A guide to managing and monitoring security updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/8/html-single/security_hardening/ Security hardening: Securing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

NIST checklist record last modified on 07/11/2019