CIS Benchmark via Juju
Access to the CIS hardening tool is currently provided using the UA client; the repository installed with the UA client can be mirrored for fully offline deployments - in this type of deployment the keyserver and key used to validate the contents of the CIS repository mirror may need to be updated if the mirror is re-signed. This process is explained with more detail in the main CIS tool’s documentation.
Hardening is applied to all machines in a model by providing cloudinit userdata as part of the model configuration and is completed as early as possible by using the
preruncmd directive - this script is executed prior to Juju agents and charms being installed. See the
cis-harden.yaml model configuration file below as an example.
The “repository-key” in the cis-harden.conf file in this script comes from the respective section of /etc/apt/auth.conf.d/90ubuntu-advantage on an ESM-attached and CIS-enabled system.
cloudinit-userdata: | preruncmd: - apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 9332399C20CC94E700E604DC81CF06E53F2C513A - add-apt-repository "deb https://esm.ubuntu.com/cis/ubuntu bionic main" - apt install -y usg-cisbenchmark - cd /usr/share/ubuntu-scap-security-guides/cis-hardening; ./Canonical_Ubuntu_18.04_CIS-harden.sh lvl2_server - "systemd-detect-virt --container && apt purge -y auditd" write_files: - owner: root:root path: /etc/apt/auth.conf.d/cis-harden.conf permissions: '0600' content: | # Credentials to allow the connection for the CIS benchmarks ESM mirror machine esm.ubuntu.com/cis/ login bearer password <repository-key>
To apply this to the model:
juju model-config ./cis-harden.yaml
Any machines added to the model will be automatically hardened as part of the first boot process for the machine.
Using the configuration file via cloud-init
By default, 1.4.2 and 5.2.14 will have no entries, so therefore this part of hardening will not occur and would require manual intervention. Below is an updated cis-harden.yaml, which will allow us to make some modifications, and pass on the configuration to the hardening script. For reference, 2 attributes in the configuration have been changed below that are different from defaults, as an example these will now apply the rules 1.4.2 and 5.2.14 correctly.
gnu_hash, this is the hash that will go into
/boot/grub/grub.cfgonce that has been updated via
update-grub. The grub password for the config below is
AllowUsers, we changed this here, as the default user for juju is ubuntu. This satisfies 5.2.14 rule as well as allowing ubuntu user to login to any of the systems deployed by the juju model.
Note: The following excerpt will need the relevant username and password that was used earlier in this article. The details of all the values are also listed in this article.
cloudinit-userdata: | preruncmd: - apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 9332399C20CC94E700E604DC81CF06E53F2C513A - add-apt-repository "deb https://esm.ubuntu.com/cis/ubuntu bionic main" - apt install -y usg-cisbenchmark - cd /usr/share/ubuntu-scap-security-guides/cis-hardening; ./Canonical_Ubuntu_18.04_CIS-harden.sh -f /tmp/cis-hardening.conf lvl2_server - "systemd-detect-virt --container && apt purge -y auditd" write_files: - owner: root:root path: /etc/apt/auth.conf.d/cis-harden.conf permissions: '0600' content: | # Credentials to allow the connection for the CIS benchmarks ESM mirror machine esm.ubuntu.com/cis/ login bearer password <repository-key> - owner: root:root path: /tmp/cis-hardening.conf permissions: '0644' content: | # Hash created by grub-mkpasswd-pbkdf2 to set grub password. If empty, grub password # is not set. # (CIS rule 1.4.2) grub_hash=grub.pbkdf2.sha512.10000.7FF04961010DEBBC74A64430D77FA4520642DC9DFCCFABA88A49F2DDF2FE5BC407EC42EE08E032E3785779D7C4728DE70CCED3057EDAEDA64AA742CAF40601A3.28B9DE2ACCFCDA7E042BA9D71839F2CF22FA645124251341171230AA1598456020190D0DD1CB4190CD10121B4756115ECE9BEE796F05AA693B5B70B14A2A2155 # Grub user set for authentication grub_user=ubuntu # Time synchronization service selected (ntp or chrony - if empty, none will be installed) # (CIS rule 188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206) time_sync_svc=chrony time_sync_addr=pool.ntp.org # Audit log storage size, before log is automatically rotated # (CIS rule 220.127.116.11) max_log_file=8 # Remote log host address (CIS rule 18.104.22.168) # Use the format loghost.example.com:554, to define the port remote_log_server=loghost.example.com # SSH access limitation parameters at /etc/ssh/sshd_config (CIS rule 5.2.14) AllowUsers=ubuntu AllowGroups= DenyUsers= DenyGroups= # PAM password quality parameters at /etc/security/pwquality.conf (CIS rule 5.3.1) minlen=14 dcredit=-1 ucredit=-1 ocredit=-1 lcredit=-1 # sudo group members, aside from root (CIS rule 5.6) sudo_member= # Unowned files will be changed to this user (CIS rule 6.1.11) unowned_user=root # Ungrouped files will be changed to this user (CIS rule 6.1.12) unowned_group=root # Delete files in the home directory which violate CIS rules (CIS rules 6.2.11, 6.2.12, 6.2.14) delete_user_files=true
Again, once the file has been updated, you can update the juju model with the same command as before (also shown below).
juju model-config ./cis-harden.yaml
All the new machines that are deployed in this particular model will apply the grub password as well as the correct
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