Access rights to SSH configuration file is not limited to default root account
SSH (Secure Shell) protocol allows you to connect to a remote Linux system securely using a variety of SSH clients. Access rights for SSH configuration file (/etc/ssh/sshd_config) is not configured appropriately. Fixing this misconfiguration will limit the access rights of SSH configuration file only to default root account.
Linux Secure Shell
Follow the below steps to resolve the misconfiguration.
Run the following commands to set ownership and permissions on /etc/ssh/sshd_config :
chown root:root /etc/ssh/sshd_config
chmod og-rwx /etc/ssh/sshd_config
Potential issues that may arise after applying the resolution
Altering the existing security setting may create the following impact in your network operations.
Does remediation require reboot?
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