Security scans on container hosts show files under /var/lib/containers/*/diff/proc as having insecure permissions

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • When performing CIS or STIG security scans using various security software and appliances on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems running containers, either using Red Hat supported podman or third-party container engines such as docker, warnings for insecure file permissions may appear like so:
owner: root, group: root, permissions: 0666


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

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