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


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239089 PHTN-67-000017 SV-239089r675075_rule Medium
Description
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.
STIG Date
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-42300r675073_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 group owned by %G" ${audit_log_file%}*; else printf "audit log file(s) not found\n"; fi)

If any audit log file is not group-owned by root, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42259r675074_fix)
At the command line, execute the following command:

# chown root:root

Replace with the log files not group owned by root.