Grub password (UNIX)

Module: Startup Files

This check verifies whether Boot loader password is enabled on the system.This Check is available on Solaris 10 only on X86 platform.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Grub password

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Policy Compliance

UNIX (5884)

Title: Grub password

Description:Configuration changes can be done by pressing a function key (F1, F10 etc.) at boot time before the operating system boots. The BIOS password is required before changes can be made to the CMOS setup; this prevents a casual attacker from changing the list of devices from which the system boots.This Check is available on Solaris 10 only.

Severity: red-4

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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