PHTN-67-000001 - The Photon operating system must audit all account creations - useradd

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Once an attacker establishes access to a system, the attacker often attempts to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is for the attacker to create an account. Auditing account creation actions provides logging that can be used for forensic purposes.


At the command line, execute the following commands:

# echo '-w /usr/sbin/useradd -p x -k useradd' >> /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.STIG.rules
# echo '-w /usr/sbin/groupadd -p x -k groupadd' >> /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.STIG.rules
# /sbin/augenrules --load

See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000018, Rule-ID|SV-239073r675027_rule, STIG-ID|PHTN-67-000001, Vuln-ID|V-239073

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 9d90a46abd5a6735e0dd1cb7efc50404c962071ca746155fdcee200288bce1d6