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The SLES for vRealize must protect audit information from unauthorized read access - ownership.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89493 VRAU-SL-000150 SV-100143r1_rule Medium
Unauthorized disclosure of audit records can reveal system and configuration data to attackers, thus compromising its confidentiality. Audit information includes all information (e.g., audit records, audit settings, audit reports) needed to successfully audit operating system activity.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-10-12


Check Text ( C-89185r1_chk )
Verify that the system audit logs are owned by "root":

# (audit_log_file=$(grep "^log_file" /etc/audit/auditd.conf|sed s/^[^\/]*//) && if [ -f "${audit_log_file}" ] ; then printf "Log(s) found in "${audit_log_file%/*}":\n"; ls -l ${audit_log_file%/*}; else printf "audit log file(s) not found\n"; fi)

If any audit log file is not owned by "root", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-96235r1_fix)
Change the ownership of the audit log file(s).

# chown root

# chown root /var/log/audit/audit.log