6.2.15 Ensure all groups in /etc/passwd exist in /etc/group


Over time, system administration errors and changes can lead to groups being defined in /etc/passwd but not in /etc/group. Groups defined in the /etc/passwd file but not in the /etc/group file pose a threat to system security since group permissions are not properly managed.


Analyze the output of the Audit step above and perform the appropriate action to correct any discrepancies found.

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