OL08-00-030610 - OL 8 must allow only the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) (or individuals or roles appointed by the ISSM) to select which auditable events are to be audited - /etc/audit/rules.d/*.rules

Information

Without the capability to restrict the roles and individuals that can select which events are audited, unauthorized personnel may be able to prevent the auditing of critical events. Misconfigured audits may degrade the system's performance by overwhelming the audit log. Misconfigured audits may also make it more difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one.

Solution

Configure the '/etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules' and '/etc/audit/auditd.conf' files to have a mode of '0640' with the following commands:

$ sudo chmod 0640 /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules
$ sudo chmod 0640 /etc/audit/auditd.conf

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-12b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000171, Rule-ID|SV-248806r779984_rule, STIG-ID|OL08-00-030610, Vuln-ID|V-248806

Plugin: Unix

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