Current scan issues

Shawn Wells shawn at
Sat May 24 00:49:57 UTC 2014

I believe most of these have been fixed. A few comments in-line:

On 5/19/14, 3:37 PM, Andrew Gilmore wrote:
> Periodically, I do a git merge with upstream and test the result 
> against my system. Most of the time, things get better, but 
> occasionally, something breaks. Here's my list of broken stuff:
> Rule world_writeable_files:
> Now scans /proc and shows thousands of files from /proc/#/attr/<file> 
> with permissions 777.
> Rule package_openswan_installed: Yum tells me that I have libreswan 
> installed, which obsoletes openswan. Is downgrading to openswan really 
> required, and why?

The obsoletion is odd. All I could find on the matter:

Openswan was put through FIPS 140-2 on RHEL6. FISMA, FedRAMP, STIG, and 
most other baselines call out the need to use FIPS 140-2 crypto, but as 
others have pointed out, DAAs often give waivers. Openswan FIPS cert is 
online at:

> Rule world_writable_files_system_ownership:
> Now finding /tmp/.X11-unix and /tmp/.ICE-unix where it did not before. 
> What's the right way to address this? Why are these 777 anyway?

I've no idea on this one =/

> Rule accounts_max_concurrent_login_sessions:
> Broken regular expressions, I may get to a patch for this one, 
> something like (if I can ever figure out gmail's formatting!)
> diff --git 
> a/RHEL/6/input/checks/accounts_max_concurrent_login_sessions.xml 
> b/RHEL/6/input/checks/accounts_max_concurrent_login_sessions.xml
> index b08faa5..b0f0920 100644
> --- a/RHEL/6/input/checks/accounts_max_concurrent_login_sessions.xml
> +++ b/RHEL/6/input/checks/accounts_max_concurrent_login_sessions.xml
> @@ -21,7 +21,7 @@
>  <ind:textfilecontent54_object 
> id="object_etc_security_limits_conf_maxlogins" version="1">
>  <ind:filepath>/etc/security/limits.conf</ind:filepath>
> -  <ind:pattern operation="pattern 
> match">^[\s]*\*[\s]+[hard|-][\s]+maxlogins[\s]+(\d+)\s*$</ind:pattern>
> +  <ind:pattern operation="pattern 
> match">^[\s]*\*[\s]+hard|-[\s]+maxlogins[\s]+(\d+)\s*$</ind:pattern>
>  <ind:instance datatype="int">1</ind:instance>
>  </ind:textfilecontent54_object>

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