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The SLES for vRealize must define default permissions for all authenticated users in such a way that the user can only read and modify their own files.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-240551 VRAU-SL-001535 SV-240551r671394_rule Medium
Setting the most restrictive default permissions ensures that when new accounts are created they do not have unnecessary access.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-22


Check Text ( C-43784r671392_chk )
Check for the configured "umask" value in "login.defs" with the following command:

# grep UMASK /etc/login.defs

If the default "umask" is not "077", this a finding.

Note: If the default umask is "000" or allows for the creation of world-writable files this becomes a Severity Code I finding.
Fix Text (F-43743r671393_fix)
To configure the correct UMASK setting run the following command:

# sed -i "/^[^#]*UMASK/ c\UMASK 077" /etc/login.defs