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The system boot loader configuration files must be owned by root.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-240410 VRAU-SL-000435 SV-240410r670971_rule Medium
The system's boot loader configuration files are critical to the integrity of the system and must be protected. Unauthorized modification of these files resulting from improper ownership could compromise the system's boot loader configuration.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-22


Check Text ( C-43643r670969_chk )
Check /boot/grub/menu.lst ownership:

# stat /boot/grub/menu.lst

If the owner of the file is not "root", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-43602r670970_fix)
Change the ownership of the file:

# chown root /boot/grub/menu.lst