RHEL-09-212055 - RHEL 9 must enable auditing of processes that start prior to the audit daemon.

Warning! Audit Deprecated

This audit has been deprecated and will be removed in a future update.

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Without the capability to generate audit records, it would be difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one.

If auditing is enabled late in the startup process, the actions of some startup processes may not be audited. Some audit systems also maintain state information only available if auditing is enabled before a given process is created.

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000037-GPOS-00015, SRG-OS-000042-GPOS-00020, SRG-OS-000062-GPOS-00031, SRG-OS-000392-GPOS-00172, SRG-OS-000462-GPOS-00206, SRG-OS-000471-GPOS-00215, SRG-OS-000473-GPOS-00218, SRG-OS-000254-GPOS-00095


Enable auditing of processes that start prior to the audit daemon with the following command:

$ sudo grubby --update-kernel=ALL --args='audit=1'

Add or modify the following line in '/etc/default/grub' to ensure the configuration survives kernel updates:


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Item Details

References: CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000130, CCI|CCI-000135, CCI|CCI-000169, CCI|CCI-000172, CCI|CCI-001464, CCI|CCI-002884, Rule-ID|SV-257796r925375_rule, STIG-ID|RHEL-09-212055, Vuln-ID|V-257796

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