find the Extended Object that the rule is calling and manually run it on the failing target and we can review the output. have you looked in the local configuration objects section of the template ? also - find the rule (which i'm assuming is named '9.2.8 Check User Dot File Permissions') and then look at what EO it uses - the EO name may not match the rule.
Hi Bill sorry for late reply
Below is the output of the manual run
<error>Lengths differ for the parameters passed to function "is_perm2_greater_than_perm1"</error>
so there seems to be some error running this EO. can you add a 'set -x' near the top of the particular script file and rerun and maybe we can see why it's failing.