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V-56629

The operating system must limit the number of concurrent sessions to ten for all accounts and/or account types.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000027-GPOS-00008
Rule ID
SV-70889r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000027-GPOS-00008
CCI
CCI-000054
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Operating system management includes the ability to control the number of users and user sessions that utilize an operating system. Limiting the number of allowed users and sessions per user is helpful in reducing the risks related to DoS attacks. This requirement addresses concurrent sessions for information system accounts and does not address concurrent sessions by single users via multiple system accounts. The maximum number of concurrent sessions should be defined based upon mission needs and the operational environment for each system.

Fix Text

Configure the operating system to limit the number of concurrent sessions to ten for all accounts and/or account types.

Check Content

Verify the operating system limits the number of concurrent sessions to ten for all accounts and/or account types. If it does not, this is a finding.