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OL 8 must define default permissions for logon and non-logon shells.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-248721 OL08-00-020353 SV-248721r818666_rule Medium
The umask controls the default access mode assigned to newly created files. A umask of 077 limits new files to mode 600 or less permissive. Although umask can be represented as a four-digit number, the first digit representing special access modes is typically ignored or required to be "0". This requirement applies to the globally configured system defaults and the local interactive user defaults for each account on the system.
Oracle Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-12-06


Check Text ( C-52155r818664_chk )
Verify that the umask default for installed shells is "077".

Check for the value of the "UMASK" parameter in the "/etc/bashrc", "/etc/csh.cshrc", and "/etc/profile" files with the following command:

Note: If the value of the "UMASK" parameter is set to "000" in the "/etc/bashrc", "/etc/csh.cshrc", or the "/etc/profile" files, the Severity is raised to a CAT I.

$ sudo grep -i umask /etc/bashrc /etc/csh.cshrc /etc/profile

/etc/bashrc: umask 077
/etc/bashrc: umask 077
/etc/csh.cshrc: umask 077
/etc/csh.cshrc: umask 077
/etc/profile: umask 077
/etc/profile: umask 077

If the value for the "UMASK" parameter is not "077", or the "UMASK" parameter is missing or is commented out, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-52109r818665_fix)
Configure the operating system to define default permissions for all authenticated users in such a way that the user can only read and modify their own files.

Add or edit the lines for the "UMASK" parameter in the "/etc/bashrc", "etc/csh.cshrc", and "/etc/profile" files to "077":