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OL 8 must authenticate the remote logging server for offloading audit logs.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-248817 OL08-00-030720 SV-248817r877390_rule Medium
Information stored in one location is vulnerable to accidental or incidental deletion or alteration. Offloading is a common process in information systems with limited audit storage capacity. OL 8 installation media provides "rsyslogd". This is a system utility providing support for message logging. Support for both internet and UNIX domain sockets enables this utility to support both local and remote logging. Coupling this utility with "gnutls" (which is a secure communications library implementing the SSL, TLS and DTLS protocols) provides a method to securely encrypt and offload auditing. "Rsyslog" supported authentication modes include the following: anon - anonymous authentication x509/fingerprint - certificate fingerprint authentication x509/certvalid - certificate validation only x509/name - certificate validation and subject name authentication Satisfies: SRG-OS-000342-GPOS-00133, SRG-OS-000479-GPOS-00224
Oracle Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-12-06


Check Text ( C-52251r780015_chk )
Verify the operating system authenticates the remote logging server for offloading audit logs with the following command:

$ sudo grep -i '$ActionSendStreamDriverAuthMode' /etc/rsyslog.conf /etc/rsyslog.d/*.conf

/etc/rsyslog.conf:$ActionSendStreamDriverAuthMode x509/name

If the value of the "$ActionSendStreamDriverAuthMode" option is not set to "x509/name" or the line is commented out, ask the System Administrator to indicate how the audit logs are offloaded to a different system or media.

If there is no evidence that the transfer of the audit logs being offloaded to another system or media is encrypted, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-52205r780016_fix)
Configure the operating system to authenticate the remote logging server for offloading audit logs by setting the following option in "/etc/rsyslog.conf" or "/etc/rsyslog.d/[customfile].conf":

$ActionSendStreamDriverAuthMode x509/name