GEN002720 - System must be configured to audit failed attempts to access files/programs - 'User audit class assignments should be reviewed'


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.


Edit /etc/security/audit/events and add the FILE_Open event to the list of audited events.

Edit /etc/security/audit/config and add the FILE_Open audit event to an audit class in the classes: stanza.

Edit the /etc/security/audit/config and assign the audit classes that have the FILE_Open event to the users listed in the users: stanza.

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References: 800-53|AU-2d., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000126, Group-ID|V-814, Rule-ID|SV-38850r1_rule, STIG-ID|GEN002720, Vuln-ID|V-814

Plugin: Unix

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