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OL 8 must use a separate file system for the system audit data path.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-248610 OL08-00-010542 SV-248610r779396_rule Low
The use of separate file systems for different paths can protect the system from failures resulting from a file system becoming full or failing.
Oracle Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-12-06


Check Text ( C-52044r779394_chk )
Verify that a separate file system/partition has been created for the system audit data path with the following command:

Note: "/var/log/audit" is used as the example as it is a common location.

$ sudo grep /var/log/audit /etc/fstab

UUID=3645951a /var/log/audit ext4 defaults 1 2

If an entry for "/var/log/audit" does not exist, ask the System Administrator if the system audit logs are being written to a different file system/partition on the system and then grep for that file system/partition.

If a separate file system/partition does not exist for the system audit data path, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-51998r779395_fix)
Migrate the system audit data path onto a separate file system.