STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: VMware ESX 3 Server Version: 1 Release: 2 Benchmark Date: 22 Jul 2016: Cron must not execute programs in, or subordinate to, world-writable directories.

DISA Rule

SV-977r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-977

Group Title

GEN003020

Rule Version

GEN003020

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Remove the world-writable permission from the cron program directories identified.

Procedure:
# chmod o-w <cron program directory>

Check Contents

List all cron jobs on the system. If any cron job executes a program located in a world-writable directory, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-977

Documentable

False

Rule Version

GEN003020

Severity Override Guidance

List all cron jobs on the system. If any cron job executes a program located in a world-writable directory, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Responsibility

System Administrator

Target Key

1386

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