/etc/passwd syntax (UNIX)

Module: Account Integrity

This check looks at the /etc/passwd file and reports users with entries that include syntax errors. Use the name list to exclude users from this check (the Users to check option does not apply).

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for /etc/passwd syntax

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: ESM Administrative Information

UNIX (5169)

Title: /etc/passwd Syntax Error

Description:The listed accounts have syntax errors or unfilled entries in the /etc/passwd file. Correct the syntax errors and enter data for all required fields in the /etc/passwd file for these accounts.

Severity: green-0

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]