Device files (UNIX)

Module: User Files

This check looks for block-special and character-special (device) files in the user's home directory tree. Specify full path names in the file list to exclude files from this check.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Device files

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: System Error

UNIX (5453)

Title: Device special file in user area

Description:The user has device special files in their home directory trees. These files are normally located in /dev and are owned by system UIDs and GIDs. Unauthorized access to devices through special files can compromise the data on these devices. You should remove these files from the user areas.

Severity: red-4

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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