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The SLES for vRealize must reveal error messages only to authorized users.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-240479 VRAU-SL-000855 SV-240479r671178_rule Medium
Only authorized personnel should be aware of errors and the details of the errors. Error messages are an indicator of an organization's operational state or can identify the operating system or platform. Additionally, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and operational information must not be revealed through error messages to unauthorized personnel or their designated representatives. The structure and content of error messages must be carefully considered by the organization and development team. The extent to which the information system is able to identify and handle error conditions is guided by organizational policy and operational requirements.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-22


Check Text ( C-43712r671176_chk )
Check the permissions of the syslog configuration file(s):

# ls -lL /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf

If the file is not owned by "root", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-43671r671177_fix)
Use the chown command to set the owner to "root":

# chown root /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf