GEN000000-SOL00040 - The /etc/security/audit_user file must not define a different auditing level for specific users.


The audit_user file may be used to selectively audit more, or fewer, auditing features for specific individuals. If used this way it could subject the activity to a lawsuit and could cause the loss of valuable auditing data in the case of a system compromise. If an item is audited for one individual (other than for root and administrative users - who have more auditing features) it must be audited for all.

NOTE: Nessus has provided the target output to assist in reviewing the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Edit the audit_user file and remove specific user configurations differing from the global audit settings.

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References: 800-53|AU-12c., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000172, Rule-ID|SV-226406r603265_rule, STIG-ID|GEN000000-SOL00040, STIG-Legacy|SV-4353, STIG-Legacy|V-4353, Vuln-ID|V-226406

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