PHTN-67-000045 - The Photon operating system must audit all account modifications - group


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 modify an existing account. Auditing account modification actions provides logging that can be used for forensic purposes.

Satisfies: SRG-OS-000239-GPOS-00089, SRG-OS-000303-GPOS-00120, SRG-OS-000304-GPOS-00121


Open /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.STIG.rules with a text editor and add the following lines:

-w /etc/passwd -p wa -k passwd
-w /etc/shadow -p wa -k shadow
-w /etc/group -p wa -k group
-w /etc/gshadow -p wa -k gshadow

At the command line, execute the following command:

# /sbin/augenrules --load

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References: 800-53|AC-2(4), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001403, CCI|CCI-002130, CCI|CCI-002132, Rule-ID|SV-239116r816628_rule, STIG-ID|PHTN-67-000045, Vuln-ID|V-239116

Plugin: Unix

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