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The system must protect audit tools from unauthorized access.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-220280 O121-C2-009600 SV-220280r395829_rule Medium
Protecting audit data also includes identifying and protecting the tools used to view and manipulate log data. Depending upon the log format and application, system and application log tools may provide the only means to manipulate and manage application and system log data. It is, therefore, imperative that access to audit tools be controlled and protected from unauthorized access. Applications providing tools to interface with audit data will leverage user permissions and roles identifying the user accessing the tools and the corresponding rights the user enjoys in order make access decisions regarding the access to audit tools. Audit tools include, but are not limited to, OS-provided audit tools, vendor-provided audit tools, and open source audit tools needed to successfully view and manipulate audit information system activity and records. If an attacker were to gain access to audit tools, he could analyze audit logs for system weaknesses or weaknesses in the auditing itself. An attacker could also manipulate logs to hide evidence of malicious activity.
Oracle Database 12c Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-13


Check Text ( C-21995r391971_chk )
Review access permissions to tools used to view or modify audit log data. These tools may include the DBMS itself or tools external to the database.

If appropriate permissions and access controls to prevent unauthorized access are not applied to these tools, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-21987r391972_fix)
Add or modify access controls and permissions to tools used to view or modify audit log data. Tools must be accessible by authorized personnel only.