UBTU-18-010312 - The Ubuntu operating system must permit only authorized accounts to own the audit configuration files - rules.d/*

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Without the capability to restrict which roles and individuals can select which events are audited, unauthorized personnel may be able to prevent the auditing of critical events. Misconfigured audits may degrade the system's performance by overwhelming the audit log. Misconfigured audits may also make it more difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one.


Configure '/etc/audit/audit.rules', '/etc/audit/rules.d/*' and '/etc/audit/auditd.conf' files to be owned by root user by using the following command:

# chown root /etc/audit/audit*.{rules,conf} /etc/audit/rules.d/*

Note: The 'root' account must be used to edit any files in the /etc/audit and /etc/audit/rules.d/ directories.

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000171, Rule-ID|SV-219235r610963_rule, STIG-ID|UBTU-18-010312, STIG-Legacy|SV-109801, STIG-Legacy|V-100697, Vuln-ID|V-219235

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 961d7398a378518827dd615c80533ad62810ce9453527d19e8d788d203d25ba8