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The Photon operating system must configure auditd to use the correct log format.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239083 PHTN-67-000011 SV-239083r675057_rule Medium
To compile an accurate risk assessment and provide forensic analysis, it is essential for security personnel to know exact, unfiltered details of the event in question.
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42294r675055_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# grep "^log_format" /etc/audit/auditd.conf

Expected result:

log_format = RAW

If there is no output, this is not a finding.

If the output does not match the expected result, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42253r675056_fix)
Open /etc/audit/auditd.conf with a text editor.

Ensure that the "log_format" line is uncommented and set to the following:

log_format = RAW

At the command line, execute the following command:

# service auditd reload