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The SLES for vRealize must generate audit records for all kernel module load, unload, and restart actions, and also for all program initiations.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89859 VRAU-SL-001485 SV-100509r1_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-89551r1_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-96601r1_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