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The SLES for vRealize must protect audit information from unauthorized deletion - log directories.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-240362 VRAU-SL-000170 SV-240362r670827_rule Medium
If audit information were to become compromised, then forensic analysis and discovery of the true source of potentially malicious system activity is impossible to achieve. To ensure the veracity of audit information, the operating system must protect audit information from unauthorized deletion. This requirement can be achieved through multiple methods, which will depend upon system architecture and design. Audit information includes all information (e.g., audit records, audit settings, audit reports) needed to successfully audit information system activity.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-22


Check Text ( C-43595r670825_chk )
Run the following command to check the mode of the system audit directories:

# grep "^log_file" /etc/audit/auditd.conf|sed 's/^[^/]*//; s/[^/]*$//'|xargs stat -c %a:%n

Audit directories must be mode "0700".

If any are more permissive, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-43554r670826_fix)
Change the mode of the audit log directories with the following command:

# chmod 700