Thank you all for your responses.

@Albrecht, Thomas C

Yes, the customer said --

We are using the profile DISA STIG for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 based on  ssg-rhel7-ds security.xml as found on  and tried with the default openscap scanner from the RHEL 7.5 ISO as well as the latest version available on the redhat site (

Warm Regards,
Dushyant Uge
Red Hat Global Support

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 8:05 AM, Shawn Wells <> wrote:

On 9/20/18 10:52 AM, Albrecht, Thomas C wrote:

Ok, there’s an inconsistency then.  The DISA STIG says that the private keys need to be 0600.  Looks like they set permissions to the DISA version of the rule, but are scanning the SSG version of the rule.

Can you provide a “proof of concept” that shows the key generation failing if the permissions are set to 0600 so I have something in my back pocket to show our customer?

It's a known issue in the DISA content. We let them know about it a few years ago now. Have been told a fix is making it's way through their release processes.

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