STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: VMware ESX 3 Server Version: 1 Release: 2 Benchmark Date: 22 Jul 2016: The /etc/sysctl.conf file must be owned by root.

DISA Rule

SV-4334r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-4334

Group Title

GEN000000-LNX00480

Rule Version

GEN000000-LNX00480

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Use the chown command to change the owner of /etc/sysctl.conf to root:
# chown root /etc/sysctl.conf

Check Contents

Check /etc/sysctl.conf permissions:
# ls -lL /etc/sysctl.conf
If /etc/sysctl.conf is not owned by root, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-4334

Documentable

False

Rule Version

GEN000000-LNX00480

Severity Override Guidance

Check /etc/sysctl.conf permissions:
# ls -lL /etc/sysctl.conf
If /etc/sysctl.conf is not owned by root, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Responsibility

System Administrator

Target Key

1386

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