OL08-00-030080 - OL 8 audit logs must be owned by root 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 owner as 'root' with the following command:

$ sudo chown root [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-248733r779765_rule, STIG-ID|OL08-00-030080, Vuln-ID|V-248733

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 1110bf1b7a265c6af9a9eee750fffe9e3307fe85ea5f90394b57d9559b6bded9