BIND-9X-001032 - The print-category variable for the configuration of BIND 9.x server logs must be configured to record information indicating which process generated the events.


Without establishing where events occurred, it is impossible to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident. Associating information about where the event occurred within the application provides a means of investigating an attack, recognizing resource utilization or capacity thresholds, or identifying an improperly configured application. In order to compile an accurate risk assessment and provide forensic analysis, it is essential for security personnel to know where events occurred, such as application components, modules, session identifiers, filenames, host names, and functionality.


Edit the 'named.conf' file.

Add the 'print-category' sub statement to the 'channel' statement.

Configure the 'print-category' sub statement to 'yes'

Restart the BIND 9.x process.

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References: 800-53|AU-3, CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000132, Rule-ID|SV-207545r612253_rule, STIG-ID|BIND-9X-001032, STIG-Legacy|SV-87013, STIG-Legacy|V-72389, Vuln-ID|V-207545

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 9a084aaf63a903d3de7975432070d9a84048491478fcefe23e51beb92e4eb224