OL08-00-030122 - The OL 8 audit system must protect logon UIDs from unauthorized change.

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 system activity.

In immutable mode, unauthorized users cannot execute changes to the audit system to potentially hide malicious activity and then put the audit rules back. A system reboot would be noticeable and a system administrator could then investigate the unauthorized changes.

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

Solution

Configure the audit system to set the logon UIDs to be immutable by adding the following line to '/etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules':

--loginuid-immutable

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-248739r779783_rule, STIG-ID|OL08-00-030122, Vuln-ID|V-248739

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 00ac01b053fccafd84678f4ce767e7e28193e940abcf4a02a90e4e5ad633e7f2