STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Oracle Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 17 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: The /etc/shadow file must be owned by root.

DISA Rule

SV-64959r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-50753

Group Title

SRG-OS-999999

Rule Version

OL6-00-000033

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

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

# chown root /etc/shadow

Check Contents

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

$ ls -l /etc/shadow

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

Vulnerability Number

V-50753

Documentable

False

Rule Version

OL6-00-000033

Severity Override Guidance

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

$ ls -l /etc/shadow

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

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2208

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