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OL 8 audit tools must be owned by root.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-248808 OL08-00-030630 SV-248808r779990_rule Medium
Protecting audit information includes identifying and protecting the tools used to view and manipulate log data. Therefore, protecting audit tools is necessary to prevent unauthorized operation on audit information. OL 8 systems providing tools to interface with audit information will leverage user permissions and roles identifying the user accessing the tools, and the corresponding user rights, to make access decisions regarding the access to audit tools. Audit tools include but are not limited to vendor-provided and open source audit tools needed to successfully view and manipulate audit information system activity and records. Audit tools include custom queries and report generators. Satisfies: SRG-OS-000256-GPOS-00097, SRG-OS-000257-GPOS-00098, SRG-OS-000258-GPOS-00099
Oracle Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-12-06


Check Text ( C-52242r779988_chk )
Verify the audit tools are owned by "root" to prevent any unauthorized access, deletion, or modification.

Check the owner of each audit tool by running the following command:

$ sudo stat -c "%U %n" /sbin/auditctl /sbin/aureport /sbin/ausearch /sbin/autrace /sbin/auditd /sbin/rsyslogd /sbin/augenrules

root /sbin/auditctl
root /sbin/aureport
root /sbin/ausearch
root /sbin/autrace
root /sbin/auditd
root /sbin/rsyslogd
root /sbin/augenrules

If any of the audit tools are not owned by "root", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-52196r779989_fix)
Configure the audit tools to be owned by "root" by running the following command:

$ sudo chown root [audit_tool]

Replace "[audit_tool]" with each audit tool not owned by "root".