4.1.3 Ensure auditing for processes that start prior to auditd is enabled


Configure grub so that processes that are capable of being audited can be audited even if they start up prior to auditd startup.


Audit events need to be captured on processes that start up prior to auditd, so that potential malicious activity cannot go undetected.


Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to include audit=1 on all kernel lines.

Additional Information:

This recommendation is designed around the grub bootloader, if LILO or another bootloader is in use in your environment enact equivalent settings.

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