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The SLES for vRealize must generate audit records when successful/unsuccessful attempts to modify security objects occur.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89827 VRAU-SL-001380 SV-100477r1_rule Medium
Without generating audit records that are specific to the security and mission needs of the organization, it would be difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one. Audit records can be generated from various components within the information system (e.g., module or policy filter).
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-10-12


Check Text ( C-89519r1_chk )
To verify that auditing is configured for system administrator actions, run the following command:

# auditctl -l | grep "watch=/etc/sudoers"

The result should return a rule for sudoers, such as:

LIST_RULES: exit,always watch=/etc/sudoers perm=wa key=sudoers

If there is no output, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-96569r1_fix)
At a minimum, the audit system should collect administrator actions for all users and "root". Add the following to "/etc/audit/audit.rules":

-w /etc/sudoers -p wa -k sudoers


# /etc/dodscript.sh