PHTN-30-000001 - The Photon operating system must audit all account creations.

Warning! Audit Deprecated

This audit has been deprecated and will be removed in a future update.

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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.


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Add or update the following lines:

-w /usr/sbin/useradd -p x -k useradd
-w /usr/sbin/groupadd -p x -k groupadd

At the command line, run the following command to load the new audit rules:

# /sbin/augenrules --load

Note: A new 'audit.STIG.rules' file is provided for placement in '/etc/audit/rules.d' that contains all rules needed for auditd.

Note: An older 'audit.STIG.rules' may exist and may reference older 'GEN' SRG IDs. This file can be removed and replaced as necessary with an updated one.

See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000018, Rule-ID|SV-256478r887108_rule, STIG-ID|PHTN-30-000001, Vuln-ID|V-256478

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 64c84a2cb79b52973ba342dc61b838ec397f32cd364a2e3db88bfb5b99f23c27