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The Photon operating system must not have Duplicate User IDs (UIDs).


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239106 PHTN-67-000034 SV-239106r675126_rule Medium
To ensure accountability and prevent unauthenticated access, organizational users must be uniquely identified and authenticated to prevent potential misuse and provide for non-repudiation.
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42317r675124_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# awk -F ":" 'list[$3]++{print $1, $3}' /etc/passwd

If any lines are returned, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42276r675125_fix)
Open /etc/passwd with a text editor.

Configure each user account that has a duplicate UID with a unique UID.