InformationThe contents of the /etc/motd file are displayed to users after login and function as a message of the day for authenticated users.
If the /etc/motd file does not have the correct ownership it could be modified by unauthorized users with incorrect or misleading information.
SolutionRun the following commands to set permissions on /etc/motd :
# chown root:root /etc/motd
# chmod u-x,go-wx /etc/motd