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The Photon operating system must be configured so that all files have a valid owner and group owner.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239171 PHTN-67-000100 SV-239171r675321_rule Medium
Description
If files do not have valid user and group owners, unintended access to files could occur.
STIG Date
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-42382r675319_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# find / -fstype ext4 -nouser -o -nogroup -exec ls -ld {} \;

If any files are returned, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42341r675320_fix)
At the command line, execute the following command for each returned file:

# chown root:root