STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 2 Release: 6 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system must be configured so that all local initialization files for interactive users are owned by the home directory user or root.

DISA Rule

SV-86653r3_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-72029

Group Title

SRG-OS-000480-GPOS-00227

Rule Version

RHEL-07-020690

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Set the owner of the local initialization files for interactive users to either the directory owner or root with the following command:

Note: The example will be for the smithj user, who has a home directory of "/home/smithj".

# chown smithj /home/smithj/.[^.]*

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Verify the local initialization files of all local interactive users are group-owned by that user's primary Group Identifier (GID).

Check the home directory assignment for all non-privileged users on the system with the following command:

Note: The example will be for the smithj user, who has a home directory of "/home/smithj" and a primary group of "users".

# cut -d: -f 1,4,6 /etc/passwd | egrep ":[1-4][0-9]{3}"
smithj:1000:/home/smithj

# grep 1000 /etc/group
users:x:1000:smithj,jonesj,jacksons

Note: This may miss interactive users that have been assigned a privileged User Identifier (UID). Evidence of interactive use may be obtained from a number of log files containing system logon information.

Check the group owner of all local interactive user's initialization files with the following command:

# ls -al /home/smithj/.[^.]* | more

-rwxr-xr-x 1 smithj users 896 Mar 10 2011 .profile
-rwxr-xr-x 1 smithj users 497 Jan 6 2007 .login
-rwxr-xr-x 1 smithj users 886 Jan 6 2007 .something

If all local interactive user's initialization files are not group-owned by that user's primary GID, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-72029

Documentable

False

Rule Version

RHEL-07-020690

Severity Override Guidance

Verify the local initialization files of all local interactive users are group-owned by that user's primary Group Identifier (GID).

Check the home directory assignment for all non-privileged users on the system with the following command:

Note: The example will be for the smithj user, who has a home directory of "/home/smithj" and a primary group of "users".

# cut -d: -f 1,4,6 /etc/passwd | egrep ":[1-4][0-9]{3}"
smithj:1000:/home/smithj

# grep 1000 /etc/group
users:x:1000:smithj,jonesj,jacksons

Note: This may miss interactive users that have been assigned a privileged User Identifier (UID). Evidence of interactive use may be obtained from a number of log files containing system logon information.

Check the group owner of all local interactive user's initialization files with the following command:

# ls -al /home/smithj/.[^.]* | more

-rwxr-xr-x 1 smithj users 896 Mar 10 2011 .profile
-rwxr-xr-x 1 smithj users 497 Jan 6 2007 .login
-rwxr-xr-x 1 smithj users 886 Jan 6 2007 .something

If all local interactive user's initialization files are not group-owned by that user's primary GID, this is a finding.

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M

Target Key

2777

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