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Lighttpd must be configured to use syslog.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-90337 VRAU-LI-000400 SV-100987r1_rule Medium
Writing events to a centralized management audit system offers many benefits to the enterprise over having dispersed logs. Centralized management of audit records and logs provides for efficiency in maintenance and management of records, enterprise analysis of events, and backup and archiving of event records enterprise-wide. The web server and related components are required to be capable of writing logs to centralized audit log servers.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x Lighttpd Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-10-12


Check Text ( C-90033r1_chk )
At the command prompt, execute the following command:

grep 'accesslog.use-syslog' /opt/vmware/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf | grep -v ^#

If the value for "accesslog.use-syslog" is not set to "enable" or is missing, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-97079r1_fix)
Navigate to and open /opt/vmware/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Configure the lighttpd.conf file with the following:

accesslog.use-syslog = "enable"