4.1.1.1 Ensure audit log storage size is configured

Information

Configure the maximum size of the audit log file. Once the log reaches the maximum size, it will be rotated and a new log file will be started. It is important that an appropriate size is determined for log files so that they do not impact the system and audit data is not lost.

Solution

Set the following parameter in /etc/audit/auditd.conf in accordance with site policy: max_log_file = <MB>

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/1866

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AU-4, CSCv6|6.3

Plugin: Unix

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