800-53|AU-5

Title

RESPONSE TO AUDIT PROCESSING FAILURES

Description

The information system:

Supplemental

Audit processing failures include, for example, software/hardware errors, failures in the audit capturing mechanisms, and audit storage capacity being reached or exceeded. Organizations may choose to define additional actions for different audit processing failures (e.g., by type, by location, by severity, or a combination of such factors). This control applies to each audit data storage repository (i.e., distinct information system component where audit records are stored), the total audit storage capacity of organizations (i.e., all audit data storage repositories combined), or both.

Reference Item Details

Related: AU-4,SI-12

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Family: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Priority: P1

Baseline Impact: LOW,MODERATE,HIGH

Audit Items

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NamePluginAudit Name
2.3.2.2 Ensure 'Audit: Shut down system immediately if unable to log security audits' is set to 'Disabled'WindowsCIS Windows 7 Workstation Level 1 v3.2.0
2.3.2.2 Ensure 'Audit: Shut down system immediately if unable to log security audits' is set to 'Disabled'WindowsCIS Windows 7 Workstation Level 1 + Bitlocker v3.2.0
3.092 - The system must generate an audit event when the audit log reaches a percentage of full threshold.WindowsDISA Windows Vista STIG v6r41
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'action_mail_acct is configured'UnixCIS Amazon Linux v2.1.0 L2
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'action_mail_acct'UnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Server L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'action_mail_acct'UnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Workstation L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'admin_space_left_action'UnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Server L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'admin_space_left_action'UnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Workstation L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'admin_space_left_action'UnixCIS Amazon Linux v2.1.0 L2
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'space_left_action is configured'UnixCIS Amazon Linux v2.1.0 L2
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'space_left_action'UnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Server L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'space_left_action'UnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Workstation L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - action_mail_acctUnixCIS SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - action_mail_acctUnixCIS SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation 11 L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - admin_space_left_actionUnixCIS SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - admin_space_left_actionUnixCIS SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation 11 L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - space_left_actionUnixCIS SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation 11 L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.2 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - space_left_actionUnixCIS SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.3 Ensure audit logs are not automatically deletedUnixCIS Amazon Linux v2.1.0 L2
4.1.1.3 Ensure audit logs are not automatically deletedUnixCIS SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation 11 L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.3 Ensure audit logs are not automatically deletedUnixCIS SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.3 Ensure audit logs are not automatically deletedUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Workstation L2 v2.1.0
4.1.1.3 Ensure audit logs are not automatically deletedUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Server L2 v2.1.0
4.1.2.2 Ensure audit logs are not automatically deletedUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Workstation L2 v2.1.0
4.1.2.2 Ensure audit logs are not automatically deletedUnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Server L2 v2.1.0
4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'action_mail_acct = root'UnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Workstation L2 v2.1.0
4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'action_mail_acct = root'UnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Server L2 v2.1.0
4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'admin_space_left_action = halt'UnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Workstation L2 v2.1.0
4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'admin_space_left_action = halt'UnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Server L2 v2.1.0
4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'space_left_action = email'UnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Workstation L2 v2.1.0
4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - 'space_left_action = email'UnixCIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Server L2 v2.1.0
4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - space_left_action = emailUnixCIS Fedora 28 Family Linux Workstation L2 v1.0.0
4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - space_left_action = emailUnixCIS Fedora 28 Family Linux Server L2 v1.0.0
4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - space_left_action = haltUnixCIS Fedora 28 Family Linux Workstation L2 v1.0.0
4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - space_left_action = haltUnixCIS Fedora 28 Family Linux Server L2 v1.0.0
4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - space_left_action = rootUnixCIS Fedora 28 Family Linux Workstation L2 v1.0.0
4.1.2.3 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - space_left_action = rootUnixCIS Fedora 28 Family Linux Server L2 v1.0.0
4.1.2.4 Ensure system notification is sent out when volume is 75% full - SA and Information System Security Officer ISSO, at a minimum, when allocated audit record storage volume reaches 75% of the repository maximum audit record storage capacity.UnixCIS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 STIG v2.0.0 STIG
4.1.2.5 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - at a minimum via email when the threshold for the repository maximum audit record storage capacity is reached.UnixCIS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 STIG v2.0.0 STIG
4.1.2.5 Ensure system is disabled when audit logs are full - at a minimum when the threshold for the repository maximum audit record storage capacity is reached.UnixCIS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 STIG v2.0.0 STIG
4.1.20 Ensure the auditing processing failures are handled.UnixCIS Amazon Linux 2 STIG v1.0.0 L3
4.5 Ensure system notification is sent out when voume is 75% fullUnixCIS Amazon Linux 2 STIG v1.0.0 L3
4.9 Enable Kernel Level Auditing, Check if 'minfree:20' is set in /etc/security/audit_control.UnixCIS Solaris 10 L1 v5.2
5.8 Enable kernel-level auditing, Check if 'minfree:20' is set in /etc/security/audit_control.UnixCIS Solaris 9 v1.3
8.1.1.2 Disable System on Audit Log Full - 'action_mail_acct is configured'UnixCIS Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Benchmark L2 v1.1.0
8.1.1.2 Disable System on Audit Log Full - 'admin_space_left_action = halt'UnixCIS Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Benchmark L2 v1.1.0
8.1.1.2 Disable System on Audit Log Full - action_mail_acct = rootUnixCIS Debian Linux 7 L2 v1.0.0
8.1.1.2 Disable System on Audit Log Full - admin_space_left_action = haltUnixCIS Debian Linux 7 L2 v1.0.0
8.1.1.2 Disable System on Audit Log Full - space_left_action = emailUnixCIS Debian Linux 7 L2 v1.0.0
8.1.1.2 Disable System on Audit Log Full- 'space_left_action = email'UnixCIS Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Benchmark L2 v1.1.0