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The SLES for vRealize must protect audit information from unauthorized read access - group-ownership.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-240359 VRAU-SL-000155 SV-240359r670818_rule Medium
Unauthorized disclosure of audit records can reveal system and configuration data to attackers, thus compromising its confidentiality. Audit information includes all information (e.g., audit records, audit settings, audit reports) needed to successfully audit operating system activity.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-22


Check Text ( C-43592r670816_chk )
Verify that the system audit logs are group-owned by "root":

# (audit_log_file=$(grep "^log_file" /etc/audit/auditd.conf|sed s/^[^\/]*//) && if [ -f "${audit_log_file}" ] ; then printf "Log(s) found in "${audit_log_file%/*}":\n"; ls -l ${audit_log_file%/*}; else printf "audit log file(s) not found\n"; fi)

If any audit log file is not group-owned by "root" or "admin", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-43551r670817_fix)
Change the group-ownership of the audit log file(s).

# chgrp root

# chgrp root /var/log/audit/audit.log