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The SLES for vRealize must initiate session audits at system start-up.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-240487 VRAU-SL-000895 SV-240487r671202_rule Medium
If auditing is enabled late in the start-up process, the actions of some start-up processes may not be audited. Some audit systems also maintain state information only available if auditing is enabled before a given process is created.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-22


Check Text ( C-43720r671200_chk )
Check for the "audit=1" kernel parameter.

# grep "audit=1" /proc/cmdline

If no results are returned, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-43679r671201_fix)
Edit the grub bootloader file /boot/grub/menu.lst by appending the "audit=1" parameter to the kernel boot line.

Reboot the system for the change to take effect.