4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - space_left_action = halt

Information

The auditd daemon can be configured to halt the system when the audit logs are full. In high security contexts, the risk of detecting unauthorized access or nonrepudiation exceeds the benefit of the system's availability.

Solution

Set the following parameters in /etc/audit/auditd.conf: space_left_action = email action_mail_acct = root admin_space_left_action = halt

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/2608

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AU-5(4)

Plugin: Unix

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