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RHEL 8 must allow only the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) (or individuals or roles appointed by the ISSM) to select which auditable events are to be audited.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-230471 RHEL-08-030610 SV-230471r627750_rule Medium
Without the capability to restrict the roles and individuals that can select which events are audited, unauthorized personnel may be able to prevent the auditing of critical events. Misconfigured audits may degrade the system's performance by overwhelming the audit log. Misconfigured audits may also make it more difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-15


Check Text ( C-33140r568159_chk )
Verify that the files in directory "/etc/audit/rules.d/" and "/etc/audit/auditd.conf" file have a mode of "0640" or less permissive by using the following commands:

$ sudo ls -al /etc/audit/rules.d/*.rules

-rw-r----- 1 root root 1280 Feb 16 17:09 audit.rules

$ sudo ls -l /etc/audit/auditd.conf

-rw-r----- 1 root root 621 Sep 22 17:19 auditd.conf

If the files in the "/etc/audit/rules.d/" directory or the "/etc/audit/auditd.conf" file have a mode more permissive than "0640", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-33115r568160_fix)
Configure the files in directory "/etc/audit/rules.d/" and the "/etc/audit/auditd.conf" file to have a mode of "0640" with the following commands:

$ sudo chmod 0640 /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules
$ sudo chmod 0640 /etc/audit/rules.d/[customrulesfile].rules
$ sudo chmod 0640 /etc/audit/auditd.conf