STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Oracle Linux 5 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 13 Benchmark Date: 26 Oct 2018: Cron and crontab directories must be owned by root or bin.

DISA Rule

SV-64293r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-980

Group Title

GEN003120

Rule Version

GEN003120

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Change the mode of the crontab directories.

# chown root <crontab directory>

Check Contents

Check the owner of the crontab directories.
Procedure:

# ls -ld /var/spool/cron

# ls -ld /etc/cron.d /etc/crontab /etc/cron.daily /etc/cron.hourly /etc/cron.monthly /etc/cron.weekly
or
# ls -ld /etc/cron*|grep -v deny


If the owner of any of the crontab directories is not root or bin, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-980

Documentable

False

Rule Version

GEN003120

Severity Override Guidance

Check the owner of the crontab directories.
Procedure:

# ls -ld /var/spool/cron

# ls -ld /etc/cron.d /etc/crontab /etc/cron.daily /etc/cron.hourly /etc/cron.monthly /etc/cron.weekly
or
# ls -ld /etc/cron*|grep -v deny


If the owner of any of the crontab directories is not root or bin, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Responsibility

System Administrator

Target Key

2207

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