AIX7-00-002100 - AIX must monitor and record successful remote logins.

Information

Remote access services, such as those providing remote access to network devices and information systems, which lack automated monitoring capabilities, increase risk and make remote user access management difficult at best.

Remote access is access to DoD nonpublic information systems by an authorized user (or an information system) communicating through an external, non-organization-controlled network. Remote access methods include, for example, dial-up, broadband, and wireless.

Automated monitoring of remote access sessions allows organizations to detect cyber attacks and also ensure ongoing compliance with remote access policies by auditing connection activities of remote access capabilities, such as Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), on a variety of information system components (e.g., servers, workstations, notebook computers, smartphones, and tablets).

Solution

Remove the symlink of '/var/adm/wtmp' file by using the following command:
# rm /var/adm/wtmp

The '/var/adm/wtmp' file will be created when the system logs event for successful or failed login.

See Also

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

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-17(1), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000067, Rule-ID|SV-215285r508663_rule, STIG-ID|AIX7-00-002100, STIG-Legacy|SV-101339, STIG-Legacy|V-91239, Vuln-ID|V-215285

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 6b8fa62820e59920ef6a9106bfd53d97adf3d3d33b417a741f19d1c62e8aa154