AIX7-00-001019 - AIX device files and directories must only be writable by users with a system account or as configured by the vendor.

Information

System device files in writable directories could be modified, removed, or used by an unprivileged user to control system hardware.

Solution

Remove the world-writable permission from the device file(s) using command:
# chmod o-w <device file>

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_IBM_AIX_7-x_V2R9_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-5(6), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001499, Rule-ID|SV-215184r508663_rule, STIG-ID|AIX7-00-001019, STIG-Legacy|SV-101581, STIG-Legacy|V-91483, Vuln-ID|V-215184

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 59e50c9621ad65946574aa4f5c46da32b40089c3dae08da063a729a683353730