OL08-00-030120 - The OL 8 audit log directory must have a mode of 0700 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 system activity.

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

Solution

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

$ sudo chmod 0700 [audit_log_directory]

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

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-248737r779777_rule, STIG-ID|OL08-00-030120, Vuln-ID|V-248737

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 7c1bb241e8746e92fc8403d0e03e3731287cd5259e10b255ea8c28163420a8d8