RHEL-09-653070 - RHEL 9 System Administrator (SA) and/or information system security officer (ISSO) (at a minimum) must be alerted of an audit processing failure event.

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It is critical for the appropriate personnel to be aware if a system is at risk of failing to process audit logs as required. Without this notification, the security personnel may be unaware of an impending failure of the audit capability, and system operation may be adversely affected.

Audit processing failures include software/hardware errors, failures in the audit capturing mechanisms, and audit storage capacity being reached or exceeded.

This requirement applies to each audit data storage repository (i.e., distinct information system component where audit records are stored), the centralized audit storage capacity of organizations (i.e., all audit data storage repositories combined), or both.

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000046-GPOS-00022, SRG-OS-000343-GPOS-00134


Configure 'auditd' service to notify the SA and ISSO in the event of an audit processing failure.

Edit the following line in '/etc/audit/auditd.conf' to ensure that administrators are notified via email for those situations:

action_mail_acct = root

The audit daemon must be restarted for changes to take effect.

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000139, CCI|CCI-001855, Rule-ID|SV-258163r926476_rule, STIG-ID|RHEL-09-653070, Vuln-ID|V-258163

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