MYS8-00-001300 - The audit information produced by the MySQL Database Server 8.0 must be protected from unauthorized modification

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If audit data were to become compromised, then competent forensic analysis and discovery of the true source of potentially malicious system activity is impossible to achieve.

To ensure the veracity of audit data the information system and/or the application must protect audit information from unauthorized modification.

This requirement can be achieved through multiple methods that will depend upon system architecture and design. Some commonly employed methods include ensuring log files enjoy the proper file system permissions and limiting log data locations.

Applications providing a user interface to audit data will leverage user permissions and roles identifying the user accessing the data and the corresponding rights the user enjoys to make access decisions regarding the modification of audit data.

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

Modification of database audit data could mask the theft of, or the unauthorized modification of, sensitive data stored in the database.


Apply controls and modify permissions to protect database audit log data from unauthorized access, whether stored in the database itself or at the OS level.

sudo vi /etc/my.cnf

After changing the my.cnf restart the server.

If not performed already, set the audit log password.
SELECT audit_log_encryption_password_set(password);

Set appropriate permissions on the directory and audit files.
sudo chown mysql <audit directory path>
sudo chgrp mysql <audit directory path>
Change permissions
chmod 750 <directory path>

See Also

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References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000163, Rule-ID|SV-235100r879577_rule, STIG-ID|MYS8-00-001300, Vuln-ID|V-235100

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