VCLD-67-000011 - VAMI log files must only be accessible by privileged users - error.log


Log data is essential in the investigation of events. If log data were to become compromised, competent forensic analysis and discovery of the true source of potentially malicious system activity would be difficult, if not impossible, to achieve.

In addition, access to log records provides information an attacker could potentially use to their advantage since each event record might contain communication ports, protocols, services, trust relationships, user names, etc.

Satisfies: SRG-APP-000118-WSR-000068, SRG-APP-000119-WSR-000069, SRG-APP-000120-WSR-000070


At the command prompt, enter the following command:

# chown root:root /opt/vmware/var/log/lighttpd/*.log
# chmod 640 /opt/vmware/var/log/lighttpd/*.log

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References: 800-53|AU-9, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000162, CCI|CCI-000163, CCI|CCI-000164, Rule-ID|SV-239721r816791_rule, STIG-ID|VCLD-67-000011, Vuln-ID|V-239721

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: cc47a06225c75f7eb534f0ad0d2dc714f4422e34fef45e4410a16240091d6d27