Guide and hardning tips for RHEL/CentOS 5 from NSA

As I was looking to see if NSA had updated their guides for RHEL 6 and it turns out they haven’t. I decided it would be a good idea to post about them to give them some better coverage.

This is just a small tip of free and useful information in regards to securing your RHEL/CentOS installation. A lot of the information is general in nature and can therefore be applied to any Linux distribution. It’s definitely worth your time.

I take no credit, the credit goes to NSA for creating the documents to begin with.

Guide to the Secure Configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/os/redhat/rhel5-guide-i731.pdf

Red Hat Linux 5 Hardening Tips
www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/factsheets/rhel5-pamphlet-i731.pdf

I just love how just about every section starts with “Disable ‘insert your service here’ if possible…” 😉

// CrashMAG

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