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The rsyslog service must be running in RHEL 8.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-230298 RHEL-08-010561 SV-230298r627750_rule Medium
Configuring RHEL 8 to implement organization-wide security implementation guides and security checklists ensures compliance with federal standards and establishes a common security baseline across the DoD that reflects the most restrictive security posture consistent with operational requirements. Configuration settings are the set of parameters that can be changed in hardware, software, or firmware components of the system that affect the security posture and/or functionality of the system. Security-related parameters are those parameters impacting the security state of the system, including the parameters required to satisfy other security control requirements. Security-related parameters include, for example: registry settings; account, file, directory permission settings; and settings for functions, ports, protocols, services, and remote connections.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-15


Check Text ( C-32967r567640_chk )
Verify the rsyslog service is enabled and active with the following commands:

$ sudo systemctl is-enabled rsyslog


$ sudo systemctl is-active rsyslog


If the service is not "enabled" and "active" this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-32942r567641_fix)
Start the auditd service, and enable the rsyslog service with the following commands:

$ sudo systemctl start rsyslog.service

$ sudo systemctl enable rsyslog.service