The "oddjobd" service may provide necessary functionality in some environments but it can be disabled if it is not needed. Execution of tasks by privileged programs, on behalf of unprivileged ones, has traditionally been a source of privilege escalation security issues.
Run the following command to verify "oddjobd" is disabled through current runtime configuration:
# service oddjobd status
If the service is disabled the command will return the following output:
oddjobd is stopped
If the service is running, this is a finding.
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The "oddjobd" service exists to provide an interface and access control mechanism through which specified privileged tasks can run tasks for unprivileged client applications. Communication with "oddjobd" is through the system message bus. The "oddjobd" service can be disabled with the following commands: