AIX7-00-002014 - Audit logs on the AIX system must be group-owned by system.

Information

Unauthorized disclosure of audit records can reveal system and configuration data to attackers, thus compromising its confidentiality.

Audit information includes all information (e.g., audit records, audit settings, audit reports) needed to successfully audit operating system activity.

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000057-GPOS-00027, SRG-OS-000058-GPOS-00028, SRG-OS-000059-GPOS-00029

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.

Solution

Set the group of the audit log file to 'system'.
# chgrp system <auditlog file>

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_IBM_AIX_7-x_V2R5_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AU-9, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000162, CCI|CCI-000163, CCI|CCI-000164, Rule-ID|SV-215244r508663_rule, STIG-ID|AIX7-00-002014, STIG-Legacy|SV-101365, STIG-Legacy|V-91265, Vuln-ID|V-215244

Plugin: Unix

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