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All SUSE operating system files and directories must have a valid owner.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235028 SLES-15-040400 SV-235028r622137_rule Medium
Unowned files and directories may be unintentionally inherited if a user is assigned the same User Identifier (UID) as the UID of the unowned files.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-12-07


Check Text ( C-38216r619353_chk )
Verify that all SUSE operating system files and directories on the system have a valid owner.

Check the owner of all files and directories with the following command:

Note: The value after -fstype must be replaced with the filesystem type. XFS is used as an example.

> sudo find / -fstype xfs -nouser

If any files on the system do not have an assigned owner, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38179r619354_fix)
Either remove all files and directories from the SUSE operating system that do not have a valid user, or assign a valid user to all unowned files and directories on the system with the "chown" command:

> sudo chown