Command Filter List doesn't work

Document ID : KB000047039
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Defined command filters are enforced only while in the original login shell when accessing a target device using SSH. When the shell is changed during the session, the command filters no longer work.




The command filter feature uses the original shell prompt string, as defined with $PS1, to determine when the filter is to be enforced. This is to prevent errors when allowed commands are entered that require input, and the input strings, which are not commands, match a defined filter. However, this check causes a problem when the shell prompt changes, e.g. by entering a different shell. The new prompt is not regarded a shell prompt and command filters will no longer be enforced.



Define $PS1 for all allowed shells such that it will result in the same string, or update the filters such that the users cannot enter a shell with a different prompt.
Or integrate with CA PAM Server Control and use that to control user access to commands.