PHTN-30-000040 - The Photon operating system '/var/log' directory must be owned by root.

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Information

Only authorized personnel should be aware of errors and the details of the errors. Error messages are an indicator of an organization's operational state and can provide sensitive information to an unprivileged attacker.

Solution

At the command line, run the following command:

# chown root:root /var/log

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_VMW_vSphere_7-0_Y23M07_STIG.zip

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001314, Rule-ID|SV-256515r887219_rule, STIG-ID|PHTN-30-000040, Vuln-ID|V-256515

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 7e3274a86a49bc2722ce0b1b46b7b3be71d49d7866c6f78b5ca97b29ff1b49e9