PHTN-30-000041 - The Photon operating system messages file must have the correct ownership and file permissions.

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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 commands:

# chown root:root /var/log/messages

# chmod 0640 /var/log/messages

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-256516r887222_rule, STIG-ID|PHTN-30-000041, Vuln-ID|V-256516

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 95e15091c590cebe00be88d6cd51e329535732d7537d22df1a8ed8d8dd597f7c