OL6-00-000032 - The root account must be the only account having a UID of 0.

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An account has root authority if it has a UID of 0. Multiple accounts with a UID of 0 afford more opportunity for potential intruders to guess a password for a privileged account. Proper configuration of sudo is recommended to afford multiple system administrators access to root privileges in an accountable manner.


If any account other than root has a UID of 0, this misconfiguration should be investigated and the accounts other than root should be removed or have their UID changed.

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References: 800-53|AC-6(5), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, CSCv6|5.1, Group-ID|V-50747, Rule-ID|SV-208809r603263_rule, STIG-ID|OL6-00-000032, STIG-Legacy|SV-64953, STIG-Legacy|V-50747, Vuln-ID|V-208809

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 49ef0f9de67f85f12a7f983cb3201b2b835de7dfb7f08235c5755be3ffefcd4d