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The Photon operating system must create a home directory for all new local interactive user accounts.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239151 PHTN-67-000080 SV-239151r675261_rule Medium
Description
If local interactive users are not assigned a valid home directory, there is no place for the storage and control of files they should own.
STIG Date
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-42362r675259_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# grep -i "^create_home" /etc/login.defs

If there is no output or the output does not equal "CREATE_HOME yes", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42321r675260_fix)
Open /etc/login.defs with a text editor.

Ensure that the following is present and any existing CREATE_HOME line is removed:

CREATE_HOME yes