Ensure permissions on /etc/motd are configured (Not Scored)

Level 1 - Server 
Level 1 - Workstation

The contents of the /etc/motd file are displayed to users after login and function as a message of the day for authenticated users.

If the /etc/motd file does not have the correct ownership it could be modified by unauthorized users with incorrect or misleading information.

Run the following command and verify Uid and Gid are both 0/root and Access is 644:

# stat /etc/motd Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)

Run the following commands to set permissions on /etc/motd:

# chown root:root /etc/motd 
# chmod 644 /etc/motd