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Bug 2077531 - Rule xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_chronyd_run_as_chrony_user enforces setting "-u chrony" which is overkill
Summary: Rule xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_chronyd_run_as_chrony_user enforces se...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: scap-security-guide
Version: 8.5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Matěj Týč
QA Contact: Milan Lysonek
Jan Fiala
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-04-21 14:25 UTC by Renaud Métrich
Modified: 2022-11-08 10:34 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version: scap-security-guide-0.1.63-1.el8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
.Rules for `chronyd` do not require explicit `chrony` user configuration RHEL runs `chronyd` under the `chrony` user by default. Previously, the check and remediation for the `chronyd` service configuration user were stricter than necessary. The overly strict check led to false positives and to excessive remediations. In this version, the check and remediations of the rule `xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_chronyd_run_as_chrony_user` are updated, for both the minimalistic correct configuration and legacy explicit correct configurations pass. As a result, the rule respects the default RHEL behavior and does not require explicit `chrony` user configuration.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2022-11-08 09:39:56 UTC
Type: Bug
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Issue Tracker RHELPLAN-119552 0 None None None 2022-04-21 14:27:41 UTC
Red Hat Knowledge Base (Solution) 6962338 0 None None None 2022-06-07 22:16:33 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2022:7563 0 None None None 2022-11-08 09:40:30 UTC

Description Renaud Métrich 2022-04-21 14:25:36 UTC
Description of problem:

The xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_chronyd_run_as_chrony_user rule enforces setting "-u chrony" in /etc/sysconfig/chrony, which is not necessary on RHEL8 since chronyd already executes as chrony user.

Please modify the rule to enforce this setting only if chronyd doesn't run as chrony user already.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

scap-security-guide-0.1.57 (RHEL8.5.0)
scap-security-guide-0.1.60 (RHEL8.6.0)

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Execute "xccdf_org.ssgproject.content_rule_chronyd_run_as_chrony_user" rule

Actual results:


Expected results:

PASS because "chronyd" executes as "chrony" user by default

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2022-11-08 09:39:56 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory (scap-security-guide bug fix and enhancement update), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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