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The Photon operating system must be configured so that all global initialization scripts are protected from unauthorized modification.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239169 PHTN-67-000098 SV-239169r675315_rule Medium
Description
Local initialization files are used to configure the user's shell environment upon login. Malicious modification of these files could compromise accounts upon login.
STIG Date
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-42380r675313_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# find /etc/bash.bashrc /etc/profile /etc/profile.d/ -xdev -type f -a '(' -perm -002 -o -not -user root -o -not -group root ')' -exec ls -ld {} \;

If any files are returned, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42339r675314_fix)
At the command line, execute the following commands for each returned file:

# chmod o-w
# chown root:root