The AIX /etc/group file must be owned by root. (Cat II impact)
The "/etc/group" file contains information regarding groups that are configured on the system. Protection of this file is important for system security.
Verify the "/etc/group" file is owned by "root" using command: # ls -l /etc/group The above command should yield the following output: -rw-r--r-- 1 root security 387 Sep 06 11:40 /etc/group If the file is not owned by "root", this is a finding.
Change the owner of the "/etc/group" file to "root": # chown root /etc/group
The organization implements the security configuration settings.