Group writable files (UNIX)

Module: User Files

This check identifies user files and directories that are group writable. 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 Group writable files

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: System Error

UNIX (5431)

Title: Group writable

Description:The file is writable by anyone with group access to the files. This can be a security problem if members of the group are not authorized to access the files. You should change the permissions for these files so group write is not allowed (chmod g-w filename).

Severity: green-0

Correctable: true

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]