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The Ubuntu operating system must not have the rsh-server package installed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-238327 UBTU-20-010406 SV-238327r654156_rule High
It is detrimental for operating systems to provide, or install by default, functionality exceeding requirements or mission objectives. These unnecessary capabilities or services are often overlooked and therefore may remain unsecured. They increase the risk to the platform by providing additional attack vectors. Operating systems are capable of providing a wide variety of functions and services. Some of the functions and services, provided by default, may not be necessary to support essential organizational operations (e.g., key missions, functions). Examples of non-essential capabilities include, but are not limited to, games, software packages, tools, and demonstration software, not related to requirements or providing a wide array of functionality not required for every mission, but which cannot be disabled.
Canonical Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-12-06


Check Text ( C-41537r654154_chk )
Verify the rsh-server package is installed with the following command:

$ dpkg -l | grep rsh-server

If the rsh-server package is installed, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-41496r654155_fix)
Configure the Ubuntu operating system to disable non-essential capabilities by removing the rsh-server package from the system with the following command:

$ sudo apt-get remove rsh-server