OL08-00-030070 - OL 8 audit logs must have a mode of '0600' or less permissive to prevent unauthorized read access - 0600 or less permissive to prevent unauthorized read access.

Information

Unauthorized disclosure of audit records can reveal system and configuration data to attackers, thus compromising its confidentiality.

Audit information includes all information (e.g., audit records, audit settings, audit reports) needed to successfully audit OL 8 activity.

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000057-GPOS-00027, SRG-OS-000058-GPOS-00028, SRG-OS-000059-GPOS-00029

Solution

Configure the audit log to be protected from unauthorized read access by setting the correct permissive mode with the following command:

$ sudo chmod 0600 [audit_log_file]

Replace '[audit_log_file]' to the correct audit log path. By default, this location is '/var/log/audit/audit.log'.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Oracle_Linux_8_V1R2_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AU-9, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000162, CCI|CCI-000163, CCI|CCI-000164, Rule-ID|SV-248732r779762_rule, STIG-ID|OL08-00-030070, Vuln-ID|V-248732

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: dd1ef5e915e1d809b403f460ce80ed5884ae1e5094cd1746c4f2b71859512f35