Current scan issues

Andrew Gilmore agilmore2 at
Mon May 19 19:37:55 UTC 2014

Periodically, I do a git merge with upstream and test the result against my
system. Most of the time, things get better, but occasionally, something
breaks. Here's my list of broken stuff:

Rule world_writeable_files:
Now scans /proc and shows thousands of files from /proc/#/attr/<file> with
permissions 777.

Rule package_openswan_installed: Yum tells me that I have libreswan
installed, which obsoletes openswan. Is downgrading to openswan really
required, and why?

Rule world_writable_files_system_ownership:
Now finding /tmp/.X11-unix and /tmp/.ICE-unix where it did not before.
What's the right way to address this? Why are these 777 anyway?

Rule accounts_max_concurrent_login_sessions:
Broken regular expressions, I may get to a patch for this one, something
like (if I can ever figure out gmail's formatting!)

diff --git a/RHEL/6/input/checks/accounts_max_concurrent_login_sessions.xml
index b08faa5..b0f0920 100644
--- a/RHEL/6/input/checks/accounts_max_concurrent_login_sessions.xml
+++ b/RHEL/6/input/checks/accounts_max_concurrent_login_sessions.xml
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@

id="object_etc_security_limits_conf_maxlogins" version="1">
-    <ind:pattern operation="pattern
+    <ind:pattern operation="pattern
     <ind:instance datatype="int">1</ind:instance>
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