STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: VMware ESX 3 Server Version: 1 Release: 2 Benchmark Date: 22 Jul 2016: The /etc/passwd file must have mode 0644 or less permissive.

DISA Rule

SV-798r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-798

Group Title

GEN001380

Rule Version

GEN001380

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Change the mode of the passwd file to 0644.

Procedure:
# chmod 0644 /etc/passwd

Document all changes.

Check Contents

Check the mode of the /etc/passwd file.

Procedure:
# ls -lL /etc/passwd

If /etc/passwd has a mode more permissive than 0644, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-798

Documentable

False

Rule Version

GEN001380

Severity Override Guidance

Check the mode of the /etc/passwd file.

Procedure:
# ls -lL /etc/passwd

If /etc/passwd has a mode more permissive than 0644, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Responsibility

System Administrator

Target Key

1386

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