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The Ubuntu operating system must generate audit records for successful/unsuccessful uses of the chfn command.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-238253 UBTU-20-010137 SV-238253r653934_rule Medium
Without generating audit records that are specific to the security and mission needs of the organization, it would be difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one. Audit records can be generated from various components within the information system (e.g., module or policy filter).
Canonical Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-11-19


Check Text ( C-41463r653932_chk )
Verify the Ubuntu operating system generates audit records upon successful/unsuccessful attempts to use the "chfn" command.

Check the configured audit rules with the following commands:

$ sudo auditctl -l | grep '/usr/bin/chfn'

-a always,exit -F path=/usr/bin/chfn -F perm=x -F auid>=1000 -F auid!=-1 -k privileged-chfn

If the command does not return lines that match the example or the lines are commented out, this is a finding.

Note: The "-k" allows for specifying an arbitrary identifier, and the string after it does not need to match the example output above.
Fix Text (F-41422r653933_fix)
Configure the audit system to generate an audit event for any successful/unsuccessful uses of the "chfn" command.

Add or update the following rules in the "/etc/audit/rules.d/stig.rules" file:

-a always,exit -F path=/usr/bin/chfn -F perm=x -F auid>=1000 -F auid!=4294967295 -k privileged-chfn

To reload the rules file, issue the following command:

$ sudo augenrules --load