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The SLES for vRealize audit system must be configured to audit the loading and unloading of dynamic kernel modules.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89837 VRAU-SL-001415 SV-100487r1_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-89529r1_chk )
Determine if "/sbin/insmod" is audited:

# cat /etc/audit/audit.rules | grep "/sbin/insmod"

If the result does not start with "-w" and contain "-p x", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-96579r1_fix)
Add the following to "/etc/audit/audit.rules" in order to capture kernel module loading and unloading events:

-w /sbin/insmod -p x


# /etc/dodscript.sh