The inetd.conf file on AIX must be group owned by the "system" group. (Cat II impact)
Failure to give ownership of sensitive files or utilities to system groups may provide unauthorized users with the potential to access sensitive information or change the system configuration which could weaken the system's security posture.
Check the group ownership of "/etc/inetd.conf": # ls -al /etc/inetd.conf The above command should yield the following output: -rw-r----- root system /etc/inetd.conf If the file is not group owned by system, this is a finding.
Change the group ownership of "/etc/inetd.conf": # chgrp system /etc/inetd.conf
The organization implements the security configuration settings.