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The inetd.conf file, xinetd.conf file, and xinetd.d directory must be group owned by root, bin, sys, or system.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89629 VRAU-SL-000525 SV-100279r1_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-89321r1_chk )
Check the group-ownership of the "xinetd" configuration files and directories:

# ls -alL /etc/xinetd.conf /etc/xinetd.d

If a file or directory is not group-owned by "root", "bin", "sys", or "system", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-96371r1_fix)
Change the group-owner of the "xinetd" configuration files and directories:

# chgrp -R root /etc/xinetd.conf /etc/xinetd.d