Anonymous FTP owner (UNIX)

Module: Network Integrity

This check reports anonymous FTP directories that are not owned by root. Root should own these directories to prevent unauthorized users from accessing or modifying files.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Anonymous FTP owner

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Change Notification

UNIX (6331)

Title: Root should own FTP directory

Description:The following FTP directories are not owned by root. Proper ownership is required for correct FTP operation. Use the chown command to change user ownership to root.

Severity: red-4

Correctable: true

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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