GEN002751 - The audit system must be configured to audit account modification - '/etc/security/audit/config USER_Change exists'


If the system is not configured to audit certain activities and write them to an audit log, it is more difficult to detect and track system compromises and damages incurred during a system compromise.


Configure the system to audit account modification.
Edit /etc/security/audit/events and add the USER_Change event to the list of audited events.
Edit /etc/security/audit/config and add the USER_Change audit event to an audit class in the classes: stanza.
Edit /etc/security/audit/config and assign the audit classes with the USER_Change event to the all users listed in the users: stanza.

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References: 800-53|AC-2(4), CAT|III, CCI|CCI-001403, Rule-ID|SV-38852r1_rule, STIG-ID|GEN002751, Vuln-ID|V-22377

Plugin: Unix

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