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IBM z/OS UNIX security parameters in etc/profile must be properly specified.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-223842 RACF-US-000050 SV-223842r604139_rule Medium
Configuring the operating system to implement organization-wide security implementation guides and security checklists ensures compliance with federal standards and establishes a common security baseline across DoD that reflects the most restrictive security posture consistent with operational requirements. Configuration settings are the set of parameters that can be changed in hardware, software, or firmware components of the system that affect the security posture and/or functionality of the system. Security-related parameters are those parameters impacting the security state of the system, including the parameters required to satisfy other security control requirements. Security-related parameters include, for example: registry settings; account, file, directory permission settings; and settings for functions, ports, protocols, services, and remote connections.
IBM z/OS RACF Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-09-19


Check Text ( C-25515r515214_chk )
From the ISPF Command Shell enter:

If the final or only instance of the UMASK command in /etc/profile is specified as “umask 077”, this is not a finding.

If the LOGNAME variable is marked read-only (i.e., “readonly LOGNAME”) in /etc/profile, this is not a finding.
Fix Text (F-25503r515215_fix)
Configure the etc/profile to specify the UMASK command is executed with a value of 077 and the LOGNAME variable is marked read-only for the /etc/profile file, exceptions are documented with the ISSO.