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V-72369

The BIND 9.x server software must run with restricted privileges.

Finding ID
BIND-9X-001003
Rule ID
SV-86993r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000516-DNS-000105
CCI
CCI-000366
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Failure to provide logical access restrictions associated with changes to application configuration may have significant effects on the overall security of the system. When dealing with access restrictions pertaining to change control, it should be noted that any changes to the hardware, software, and/or firmware components of the information system and/or application can have significant effects on the overall security of the system. Accordingly, only qualified and authorized individuals should be allowed to obtain access to application components for the purposes of initiating changes, including upgrades and modifications.

Fix Text

Configure the BIND 9.x process to run as a non-privileged user. Restart the BIND 9.x process.

Check Content

Verify the BIND 9.x process is not running as root: # ps -ef | grep named named 3015 1 0 12:59 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/named -u named -t /var/named/chroot If the output shows "/usr/sbin/named -u root", this is a finding.