APPL-11-000031 - The macOS system must be configured so that log folders must not contain access control lists (ACLs).

Information

The audit service must be configured to create log folders with the correct permissions to prevent normal users from reading audit logs. Audit logs contain sensitive data about the system and users. If log folders 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 contains ACLs, run the following command:

/usr/bin/sudo chmod -N [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-230761r599842_rule, STIG-ID|APPL-11-000031, Vuln-ID|V-230761

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: fb1ff55e7a98db18efd2c31290623589636a676f069f7430e94e588fcc75e03a