PHTN-67-000017 - The Photon operating system audit log must be group-owned by root.

Information

Audit information includes all information (e.g., audit records, audit settings, audit reports) needed to successfully audit operating system activity.

Unauthorized disclosure of audit records can reveal system and configuration data to attackers, thus compromising its confidentiality.

Solution

At the command line, execute the following command:

# chown root:root <audit log file>

Replace <audit log file> with the log files not group owned by root.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_VMW_vSphere_6-7_Y22M04_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AU-9, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000164, Rule-ID|SV-239089r675075_rule, STIG-ID|PHTN-67-000017, Vuln-ID|V-239089

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: e0bb882d3aa66fd9d880be77f89ecd13df5f9fc2b4ede6a9b6f42ab6124d069c