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The SLES for vRealize must audit all account disabling actions.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89745 VRAU-SL-000880 SV-100395r1_rule Medium
When operating system accounts are disabled, user accessibility is affected. Accounts are utilized for identifying individual users or for identifying the operating system processes themselves. In order to detect and respond to events affecting user accessibility and system processing, operating systems must audit account disabling actions and, as required, notify the appropriate individuals so they can investigate the event. Such a capability greatly reduces the risk that operating system accessibility will be negatively affected for extended periods of time and provides logging that can be used for forensic purposes. To address access requirements, many operating systems can be integrated with enterprise-level authentication/access/auditing mechanisms that meet or exceed access control policy requirements.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-10-12


Check Text ( C-89437r2_chk )
Determine if execution of the "passwd" executable is audited:

# auditctl -l | grep watch=/usr/bin/passwd

If /usr/bin/passwd is not listed with a permissions filter of at least "x", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-96487r2_fix)
Configure the SLES for vRealize to automatically audit account disabling actions by running the following command:

# /etc/dodscript.sh


# echo '-w /usr/bin/passwd -p x -k passwd' >> /etc/audit/audit.rules

Restart the auditd service:

# service auditd restart