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The SLES for vRealize must verify correct operation of all security functions.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89821 VRAU-SL-001350 SV-100471r1_rule Medium
Without verification of the security functions, security functions may not operate correctly and the failure may go unnoticed. Security function is defined as the hardware, software, and/or firmware of the information system responsible for enforcing the system security policy and supporting the isolation of code and data on which the protection is based. Security functionality includes, but is not limited to, establishing system accounts, configuring access authorizations (i.e., permissions, privileges), setting events to be audited, and setting intrusion detection parameters. This requirement applies to operating systems performing security function verification/testing and/or systems and environments that require this functionality.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-10-12


Check Text ( C-89513r1_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-96563r1_fix)
Enable the "auditd" service by performing the following commands:

# chkconfig auditd on
# service auditd start