Verify User Who Owns /etc/at.allow file

Classification:

compliance

Framework:

Control:

Description

If /etc/at.allow exists, it must be owned by root.

To properly set the owner of /etc/at.allow, run the command:

$ sudo chown root /etc/at.allow 

Rationale

If the owner of the at.allow file is not set to root, the possibility exists for an unauthorized user to view or edit sensitive information.

Remediation

Shell script

The following script can be run on the host to remediate the issue.

# Remediation is applicable only in certain platforms
if [ ! -f /.dockerenv ] && [ ! -f /run/.containerenv ]; then

chown 0 /etc/at.allow

else
 >&2 echo 'Remediation is not applicable, nothing was done'
fi

Ansible playbook

The following playbook can be run with Ansible to remediate the issue.

- name: Test for existence /etc/at.allow
 stat:
 path: /etc/at.allow
 register: file\_exists
 when: ansible\_virtualization\_type not in ["docker", "lxc", "openvz", "podman", "container"]
 tags:
 - PCI-DSSv4-2.2.6
 - configure\_strategy
 - file\_owner\_at\_allow
 - low\_complexity
 - low\_disruption
 - medium\_severity
 - no\_reboot\_needed

- name: Ensure owner 0 on /etc/at.allow
 file:
 path: /etc/at.allow
 owner: '0'
 when:
 - ansible\_virtualization\_type not in ["docker", "lxc", "openvz", "podman", "container"]
 - file\_exists.stat is defined and file\_exists.stat.exists
 tags:
 - PCI-DSSv4-2.2.6
 - configure\_strategy
 - file\_owner\_at\_allow
 - low\_complexity
 - low\_disruption
 - medium\_severity
 - no\_reboot\_needed