Lynis Security Controls
SSH-7416 - StrictModes option in SSH
SSH has the option to check for file permissions before use configuration and other files. With the StrictModes option, it will only use those files which are properly configured (e.g. not using chmod 777 applied).
How to solve
Set StrictModes to yes in /etc/ssh/sshd_config
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