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The Ubuntu operating system must use a file integrity tool to verify correct operation of all security functions.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-238371 UBTU-20-010450 SV-238371r853448_rule Medium
Without verification of the security functions, security functions may not operate correctly and the failure may go unnoticed. Security function is defined as the hardware, software, and/or firmware of the information system responsible for enforcing the system security policy and supporting the isolation of code and data on which the protection is based. Security functionality includes, but is not limited to, establishing system accounts, configuring access authorizations (i.e., permissions, privileges), setting events to be audited, and setting intrusion detection parameters. This requirement applies to the Ubuntu operating system performing security function verification/testing and/or systems and environments that require this functionality.
Canonical Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-09-07


Check Text ( C-41581r654286_chk )
Verify that Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment (AIDE) is installed and verifies the correct operation of all security functions.

Check that the AIDE package is installed with the following command:

$ sudo dpkg -l | grep aide
ii aide 0.16.1-1build2 amd64 Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment - static binary

If AIDE is not installed, ask the System Administrator how file integrity checks are performed on the system.

If no application is installed to perform integrity checks, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-41540r654287_fix)
Install the AIDE package by running the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install aide