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 +======5.5 Ensure root login is restricted to system console (Not Scored)======
 +=====Profile Applicability=====  ​
 +<​code>​
 +Level 1 - Server
 +Level 1 - Workstation ​
 +</​code>​
  
 +=====Description=====
 +The file ''/​etc/​securetty''​ contains a list of valid terminals that may be logged in directly as root.
 +
 +=====Rationale=====
 +Since the system console has special properties to handle emergency situations, it is important to ensure that the console is in a physically secure location and that unauthorized consoles have not been defined.
 +
 +=====Audit===== ​
 +<​Code:​bash>​
 +# cat /​etc/​securetty
 +</​Code>​
 +
 +=====Remediation===== ​
 +Remove entries for any consoles that are not in a physically secure location.