Login shell permissions (UNIX)

Module: Account Integrity

This check reports user accounts with login shells that have group or world write permissions. Use the check's name list to exclude users that are not already excluded by the Users to check option.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Login shell permissions

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: ESM Administrative Information

UNIX (5174)

Title: Writable shell

Description:The files specified as shells for the named accounts are writable by group or others. This is not consistent with the system configuration. You should change the account entries to point to valid shells in /etc/passwd.

Severity: green-0

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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