STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: VMware ESX 3 Server Version: 1 Release: 2 Benchmark Date: 22 Jul 2016: The root account must not have world-writable directories in its executable search path.

DISA Rule

SV-777r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-777

Group Title

GEN000960

Rule Version

GEN000960

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

For each world-writable path in root's executable search path, perform one of the following.

1. Remove the world-writable permission on the directory.
Procedure:
# chmod o-w <path>

2. Remove the world-writable directory from the executable search path.

Procedure:
Identify and edit the initialization file referencing the world-writable directory and remove it from the PATH variable.

Check Contents

Check for world-writable permissions on all directories in the root user's executable search path.

Procedure:
# ls -ld `echo $PATH | sed "s/:/ /g"`

If any of the directories in the PATH variable are world-writable, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-777

Documentable

False

Rule Version

GEN000960

Severity Override Guidance

Check for world-writable permissions on all directories in the root user's executable search path.

Procedure:
# ls -ld `echo $PATH | sed "s/:/ /g"`

If any of the directories in the PATH variable are world-writable, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Responsibility

System Administrator

Target Key

1386

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