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RHEL 8 system commands must have mode 755 or less permissive.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-230257 RHEL-08-010300 SV-230257r792862_rule Medium
Description
If RHEL 8 were to allow any user to make changes to software libraries, then those changes might be implemented without undergoing the appropriate testing and approvals that are part of a robust change management process. This requirement applies to RHEL 8 with software libraries that are accessible and configurable, as in the case of interpreted languages. Software libraries also include privileged programs that execute with escalated privileges. Only qualified and authorized individuals will be allowed to obtain access to information system components for purposes of initiating changes, including upgrades and modifications.
STIG Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-15

Details

Check Text ( C-32926r792860_chk )
Verify the system commands contained in the following directories have mode "755" or less permissive with the following command:

$ sudo find -L /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin /usr/local/bin /usr/local/sbin -perm /022 -exec ls -l {} \;

If any system commands are found to be group-writable or world-writable, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-32901r792861_fix)
Configure the system commands to be protected from unauthorized access.

Run the following command, replacing "[FILE]" with any system command with a mode more permissive than "755".

$ sudo chmod 755 [FILE]