1.3.4 Ensure AIDE is configured to verify XATTRS - config


The operating system must be configured so that the file integrity tool is configured to verify extended attributes.


Extended attributes in file systems are used to contain arbitrary data and file metadata with security implications.

NOTE: Nessus has provided the target output to assist in reviewing the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Configure the file integrity tool to check file and directory extended attributes.
If AIDE is installed, ensure the xattrs rule is present on all uncommented file and directory selection lists.
Example: vim /etc/aide.conf
add rule that includes the xattrs example:

All= p+i+n+u+g+s+m+S+sha512+acl+xattrs+selinux
/bin All # apply the custom rule to the files in bin
/sbin All # apply the same custom rule to the files in sbin

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., CCI|CCI-000366, CSCv7|14.6, Rule-ID|SV-204499r603261_rule, STIG-ID|RHEL-07-021610

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