GEN002440 - The owner, group-owner, mode, ACL and location of files with the setgid bit set must be documented using site-defined procedures - sgid bit set must be documented.


All files with the setgid bit set will allow anyone running these files to be temporarily assigned the GID of the file. While many system files depend on these attributes for proper operation, security problems can result if setgid is assigned to programs allowing reading and writing of files, or shell escapes.


Document the files with the sgid bit set or unset the sgid bit on the executable.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., 800-53|CM-6c., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, CCI|CCI-000368, Rule-ID|SV-218368r603259_rule, STIG-ID|GEN002440, STIG-Legacy|SV-63459, STIG-Legacy|V-802, Vuln-ID|V-218368

Plugin: Unix

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