AOSX-15-001013 - The macOS system must be configured with audit log folders owned by root.

Information

The audit service must be configured to create log files with the correct ownership to prevent normal users from reading audit logs. Audit logs contain sensitive data about the system and about users. If log files are set to be readable and writable only by root or administrative users with sudo, the risk is mitigated.

Solution

For any log folder that has an incorrect owner, run the following command:

/usr/bin/sudo chown root [audit log folder]

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Apple_OS_X_10-15_V1R8_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AU-9, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000162, Rule-ID|SV-225147r610901_rule, STIG-ID|AOSX-15-001013, STIG-Legacy|SV-111673, STIG-Legacy|V-102711, Vuln-ID|V-225147

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: e300cac43d3861e6f2d1bc5b8a4e914d1748bf05d797149174375b9449800f77