1.7.6 Ensure permissions on /etc/issue.net are configured

Information

The contents of the /etc/issue.net file are displayed to users prior to login for remote connections from configured services.

If the /etc/issue.net file does not have the correct ownership it could be modified by unauthorized users with incorrect or misleading information.

Solution

Run the following commands to set permissions on /etc/issue.net :

# chown root:root /etc/issue.net
# chmod u-x,go-wx /etc/issue.net

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/4230

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL, MEDIA PROTECTION

References: 800-53|AC-3, 800-53|AC-5, 800-53|AC-6, 800-53|MP-2, CSCv7|14.6

Plugin: Unix

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