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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