World writable files (UNIX)

Module: User Files

This check identifies user files and directories that are world writable. Specify full path names in the file list to exclude files that should be world writable from this check.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for World writable files

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: System Error

UNIX (5430)

Title: World writable

Description:The file is writable by everyone. There are no controls over who can modify or delete them. This can be a serious security problem. You should change the permissions for these files so world write is not allowed (chmod o-w filename).

Severity: green-0

Correctable: true

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]