AIX7-00-002025 - AIX audit tools must be owned by root - /usr/sbin/auditpr

Information

Protecting audit information also includes identifying and protecting the tools used to view and manipulate log data. Therefore, protecting audit tools is necessary to prevent unauthorized operation on audit information.

Operating systems providing tools to interface with audit information will leverage user permissions and roles identifying the user accessing the tools and the corresponding rights the user enjoys in order to make access decisions regarding the access to audit tools.

Audit tools include, but are not limited to, vendor-provided and open source audit tools needed to successfully view and manipulate audit information system activity and records. Audit tools include custom queries and report generators.

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000256-GPOS-00097, SRG-OS-000257-GPOS-00098, SRG-OS-000258-GPOS-00099

Solution

For each audit tool in:
/usr/sbin/audit
/usr/sbin/auditbin
/usr/sbin/auditcat
/usr/sbin/auditconv
/usr/sbin/auditmerge
/usr/sbin/auditpr
/usr/sbin/auditselect
/usr/sbin/auditstream

Set the owner to 'root'.
# chown root <audit tool>

For /usr/sbin/auditldap

Set the owner to 'root'.
# chown root /usr/sbin/auditldap

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-001493, CCI|CCI-001494, CCI|CCI-001495, Rule-ID|SV-215248r508663_rule, STIG-ID|AIX7-00-002025, STIG-Legacy|SV-101565, STIG-Legacy|V-91467, Vuln-ID|V-215248

Plugin: Unix

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