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The Photon operating system audit log must attempt to log audit failures to syslog.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239086 PHTN-67-000014 SV-239086r675066_rule Medium
It is critical for the appropriate personnel to be aware if a system is at risk of failing to process audit logs as required. Without this notification, the security personnel may be unaware of an impending failure of the audit capability, and system operation may be adversely affected.
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42297r675064_chk )
At the command line, execute the following commands:

# grep -E "^disk_full_action|^disk_error_action|^admin_space_left_action" /etc/audit/auditd.conf

If any of the above parameters are not set to SYSLOG or are missing, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42256r675065_fix)
Open /etc/audit/auditd.conf with a text editor.

Ensure that the following lines are present, not duplicated, and not commented:

disk_full_action = SYSLOG
disk_error_action = SYSLOG
admin_space_left_action = SYSLOG

At the command line, execute the following command:

# service auditd reload