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V-56717

The operating system must perform verification of the correct operation of security functions: upon system start-up and/or restart; upon command by a user with privileged access; and/or every 30 days.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000446-GPOS-00200
Rule ID
SV-70977r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000446-GPOS-00200
CCI
CCI-002699
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Without verification of the security functions, security functions may not operate correctly and the failure may go unnoticed. Security function is defined as the hardware, software, and/or firmware of the information system responsible for enforcing the system security policy and supporting the isolation of code and data on which the protection is based. Security functionality includes, but is not limited to, establishing system accounts, configuring access authorizations (i.e., permissions, privileges), setting events to be audited, and setting intrusion detection parameters. Notifications provided by information systems include, for example, electronic alerts to system administrators, messages to local computer consoles, and/or hardware indications, such as lights. This requirement applies to operating systems performing security function verification/testing and/or systems and environments that require this functionality.

Fix Text

Configure the operating system to perform verification of the correct operation of security functions: upon system start-up and/or restart; upon command by a user with privileged access; and/or every 30 days.

Check Content

Verify the operating system performs verification of the correct operation of security functions: upon system start-up and/or restart; upon command by a user with privileged access; and/or every 30 days. If it does not, this is a finding.