MADB-10-002500 - MariaDB must protect its audit features from unauthorized removal.


Protecting audit data also includes identifying and protecting the tools used to view and manipulate log data. Therefore, protecting audit tools is necessary to prevent unauthorized operation on audit data.

Applications providing tools to interface with audit data will leverage user permissions and roles identifying the user accessing the tools and the corresponding rights the user enjoys to make access decisions regarding the deletion of audit tools.

Audit tools include, but are not limited to, vendor-provided and open-source audit tools needed to successfully view and manipulate audit information system activity and records. Audit tools include custom queries and report generators.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


If the audit.log file permissions do not comply with organization's standards, change the permissions. Example:

$ chown user:group /path/to/audit.log
$ chmod 660 /path/to/audit.log

If the MariaDB server is configured to use syslog for logging, consult the organization's syslog setting for permissions and ownership of logs with respect to who can modify them.

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References: 800-53|AU-9, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001495, Rule-ID|SV-253684r841577_rule, STIG-ID|MADB-10-002500, Vuln-ID|V-253684

Plugin: MySQLDB

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