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


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


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