WBSP-AS-000740 - The WebSphere Application Server must be configured to protect log information from any type of unauthorized read access.


WebSphere uses role-based access controls to restrict access to log data. To take advantage of this capability, WebSphere administrators must identify specific users and place them into their respective roles. The auditor role is used for controlling access to logs.


On the system hosting the WebSphere application server, log on to the operating system with admin rights.

Navigate to the WebSphere folder, change permissions on the folder. Do not propagate permissions to sub-folders.

For UNIX systems: set 'WebSphere' folder permissions to '770'.

For Windows systems: set 'WebSphere' folder permission to allow full control for SYSTEM, WebSphere user and Admin Group. Do not propagate permissions to sub-folders.

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References: 800-53|AU-9, CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000162, Rule-ID|SV-95967r1_rule, STIG-ID|WBSP-AS-000740, Vuln-ID|V-81253

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 5f456ca23541a98878e495662781782df4161adfc21bf0c285259896b6dc0d36