STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 24 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: The /etc/passwd file must have mode 0644 or less permissive.

DISA Rule

SV-50257r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-38457

Group Title

SRG-OS-999999

Rule Version

RHEL-06-000041

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

To properly set the permissions of "/etc/passwd", run the command:

# chmod 0644 /etc/passwd

Check Contents

To check the permissions of "/etc/passwd", run the command:

$ ls -l /etc/passwd

If properly configured, the output should indicate the following permissions: "-rw-r--r--"
If it does not, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-38457

Documentable

False

Rule Version

RHEL-06-000041

Severity Override Guidance

To check the permissions of "/etc/passwd", run the command:

$ ls -l /etc/passwd

If properly configured, the output should indicate the following permissions: "-rw-r--r--"
If it does not, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2367

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