STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 24 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: The /etc/gshadow file must be group-owned by root.

DISA Rule

SV-50248r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-38448

Group Title

SRG-OS-999999

Rule Version

RHEL-06-000037

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

To properly set the group owner of "/etc/gshadow", run the command:

# chgrp root /etc/gshadow

Check Contents

To check the group ownership of "/etc/gshadow", run the command:

$ ls -l /etc/gshadow

If properly configured, the output should indicate the following group-owner. "root"
If it does not, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-38448

Documentable

False

Rule Version

RHEL-06-000037

Severity Override Guidance

To check the group ownership of "/etc/gshadow", run the command:

$ ls -l /etc/gshadow

If properly configured, the output should indicate the following group-owner. "root"
If it does not, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2367

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