AIX7-00-002202 - The AIX audit configuration files must be set to 640 or less permissive.

Information

Without the capability to restrict which roles and individuals can select which events are audited, unauthorized personnel may be able to prevent the auditing of critical events. Misconfigured audits may degrade the system's performance by overwhelming the audit log. Misconfigured audits may also make it more difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one.

Solution

Change the permission of the audit configuration files to '640'.
# chmod 640 /etc/security/audit/*

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-12b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000171, Rule-ID|SV-215317r508663_rule, STIG-ID|AIX7-00-002202, STIG-Legacy|SV-101373, STIG-Legacy|V-91275, Vuln-ID|V-215317

Plugin: Unix

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