1.7.1.5 Ensure permissions on /etc/issue are configured (Scored)

Level 1 - Server 
Level 1 - Workstation

The contents of the /etc/issue file are displayed to users prior to login for local terminals.

If the /etc/issue 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/issue 
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)

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

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