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The Photon operating system audit log must be owned by root.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239088 PHTN-67-000016 SV-239088r675072_rule Medium
Audit information includes all information (e.g., audit records, audit settings, audit reports) needed to successfully audit operating system activity. Unauthorized disclosure of audit records can reveal system and configuration data to attackers, thus compromising its confidentiality.
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42299r675070_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# (audit_log_file=$(grep "^log_file" /etc/audit/auditd.conf|sed s/^[^\/]*//) && if [ -f "${audit_log_file}" ] ; then printf "Log(s) found in "${audit_log_file%/*}":\n"; stat -c "%n is owned by %U" ${audit_log_file%}*; else printf "audit log file(s) not found\n"; fi)

If any audit log file is not owned by root, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42258r675071_fix)
At the command line, execute the following command:

# chown root:root

Replace with the log files not owned by root.