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The SLES for vRealize must generate audit records showing starting and ending time for user access to the system.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89839 VRAU-SL-001420 SV-100489r1_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-89531r1_chk )
The message types that are always recorded to /var/log/audit/audit.log include "LOGIN", "USER_LOGIN", "USER_START", "USER_END" among others and do not need to be added to audit.rules.

The log files /var/log/faillog, /var/log/lastlog, and /var/log/tallylog must be protected from tampering of the logon records:

# egrep "faillog|lastlog|tallylog" /etc/audit/audit.rules

If /var/log/faillog, /var/log/lastlog, and /var/log/tallylog entries do not exist, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-96581r1_fix)
Ensure the auditing of logons by modifying /etc/audit/audit.rules to contain:

-w /var/log/faillog -p wa
-w /var/log/lastlog -p wa
-w /var/log/tallylog -p wa


# /etc/dodscript.sh