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The xinetd.conf file, and the xinetd.d directory must be owned by root or bin.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89627 VRAU-SL-000520 SV-100277r1_rule Medium
Failure to give ownership of sensitive files or utilities to root provides the designated owner and unauthorized users with the potential to access sensitive information or change the system configuration, which could weaken the system's security posture.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-10-12


Check Text ( C-89319r1_chk )
Check the owner of the "xinetd" configuration files:

# ls -lL /etc/xinetd.conf
# ls -laL /etc/xinetd.d

This is a finding if any of the above files or directories are not owned by "root" or "bin".
Fix Text (F-96369r1_fix)
Change the owner of the "xinetd" configuration files:

# chown root /etc/xinetd.conf /etc/xinetd.d/*