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tanjt
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What is the correct permission for the below file under ESXi 7.x

What is the correct ESXi 7.x hardening permission for the following files /etc/shadow and /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root files?

> -rw------- 1 root    root         /etc/shadow                                    What is the correct hardening permission (chmod 600 or chmod 400)?

> -r--r--r--T 1 root    root        /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root        What is the correct hardening permission (chmod 640 or less)? 

Any concern once the above files hardening permission are set?

Thanks,

 

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dabson
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While ESXi's shell is very Linux-like, one shouldn't follow typical Linux hardening guidelines.

For options on how to secure your ESXi 7 hosts, consult VMware's vSphere 7 Security Configuration & Hardening Guide: https://core.vmware.com/vmware-vsphere-7-security-configuration-guide


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