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The SUSE operating system must use a separate file system for the system audit data path.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-234980 SLES-15-030810 SV-234980r622137_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.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-12-07


Check Text ( C-38168r619209_chk )
Verify that the SUSE operating system has a separate file system/partition for the system audit data path.

Check that a 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.

> grep /var/log/audit /etc/fstab
UUID=3645951a /var/log/audit ext4 defaults 1 2

If a separate entry for the system audit data path (in this example the "/var/log/audit" path) 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-38131r619210_fix)
Migrate the SUSE operating system audit data path onto a separate file system.