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The system boot loader configuration file(s) must have mode 0600 or less permissive.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89595 VRAU-SL-000430 SV-100245r1_rule Medium
File permissions more permissive than 0600 on boot loader configuration files could allow an unauthorized user to view or modify sensitive information pertaining to system boot instructions.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-10-12


Check Text ( C-89287r1_chk )
Check the /boot/grub/menu.lst file:

# stat /boot/grub/menu.lst

If /boot/grub/menu.lst has a mode more permissive than "0600", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-96337r1_fix)
Change the mode of the menu.lst file to "0600":

# chmod 0600 /boot/grub/menu.lst