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The SMTP service log file must have mode 0644 or less permissive.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-240442 VRAU-SL-000605 SV-240442r671067_rule Medium
If the SMTP service log file is more permissive than 0644, unauthorized users may be allowed to change the log file.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-22


Check Text ( C-43675r671065_chk )
Check the permissions on the mail log files:

# ls -la /var/log/mail
# ls -la /var/log/mail.info
# ls -la /var/log/mail.warn
# ls -la /var/log/mail.err

If the log file permissions are greater than "0644", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-43634r671066_fix)
Change the mode of the sendmail log files:

# chmod 0644