APPL-11-000030 - The macOS system must be configured so that log files must not contain access control lists (ACLs).

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 users. If log files are set to be readable and writable only by root or administrative users with sudo, the risk is mitigated.

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000057-GPOS-00027, SRG-OS-000206-GPOS-00084

Solution

For any log file that contains ACLs, run the following command:

/usr/bin/sudo chmod -N [audit log file]

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, SYSTEM AND INFORMATION INTEGRITY

References: 800-53|AU-9, 800-53|SI-11b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000162, CCI|CCI-001314, Rule-ID|SV-230760r599842_rule, STIG-ID|APPL-11-000030, Vuln-ID|V-230760

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: ef6e70633850b248308cea97e0e7472c232a522d7b11594540d7284ed11d37ee