APPL-11-001016 - The macOS system must be configured with audit log files set to mode 440 or less permissive.

Information

The audit service must be configured to create log files with the correct permissions 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 file that returns an incorrect permission value, run the following command:

/usr/bin/sudo chmod 440 [audit log file]

[audit log file] is the full path to the log file in question.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Apple_macOS_11_V1R6_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AU-9, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000162, Rule-ID|SV-230778r599842_rule, STIG-ID|APPL-11-001016, Vuln-ID|V-230778

Plugin: Unix

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