3.3.53 /etc/inetd.conf - permissions and ownership

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The recommended permissions and ownership for /etc/inetd.conf are applied.

The/etc/inetd.conf file contains the list of services that inetd controls and determines their current status i.e. active or disabled. This file must be protected from unauthorized access and modifications to ensure that the services disabled in this benchmark remain locked down.


Set the recommended permissions and ownership to /etc/inetd.conf-

chmod u=rw,go=r /etc/inetd.conf
chown root:system /etc/inetd.conf

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