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The SLES for vRealize must audit the enforcement actions used to restrict access associated with changes to the system.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89799 VRAU-SL-001165 SV-100449r1_rule Medium
Without auditing the enforcement of access restrictions against changes to the application configuration, it will be difficult to identify attempted attacks and an audit trail will not be available for forensic investigation for after-the-fact actions. Enforcement actions are the methods or mechanisms used to prevent unauthorized changes to configuration settings. Enforcement action methods may be as simple as denying access to a file based on the application of file permissions (access restriction). Audit items may consist of lists of actions blocked by access restrictions or changes identified after the fact.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-10-12


Check Text ( C-89491r1_chk )
Verify the SLES for vRealize produces audit records by running the following command to determine the current status of the "auditd" service:

# service auditd status

If the service is enabled, the returned message must contain the following text:

Checking for service auditd running

If the service is not "running", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-96541r1_fix)
Enable the "auditd" service by performing the following commands:

# chkconfig auditd on
# service auditd start