The AIX /etc/group file must have mode 0644 or less permissive. (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 has the mode "0644" 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 does not have mode "0644" or less permissive, this is a finding.
Change the mode of the "/etc/group" file to "0644": # chmod 0644 /etc/group
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