APPL-11-001015 - The macOS system must be configured with audit log folders group-owned by wheel.

Information

The audit service must be configured to create log files with the correct group 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 group, run the following command:

/usr/bin/sudo chgrp wheel [audit log folder]

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-230777r599842_rule, STIG-ID|APPL-11-001015, Vuln-ID|V-230777

Plugin: Unix

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