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7.22. chkconfig

Updated chkconfig packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The basic system utility chkconfig updates and queries runlevel information for system services.

Bug Fix

Previously, when the chkconfig utility modified a file in the /etc/xinetd.d/ directory, it set the file permissions to "644" and the SELinux context to "root:object_r:etc_t". Such permissions, however, do not adhere to the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), which requires files in /etc/xinetd.d/ to be unreadable by other users. With this update, chkconfig ensures that the xinetd files it modifies have the "600" permissions and the correct SELinux context is preserved.
Users of chkconfig are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.