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The Photon operating system must allow only the ISSM (or individuals or roles appointed by the ISSM) to select which auditable events are to be audited.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239091 PHTN-67-000019 SV-239091r675081_rule Medium
Without the capability to restrict the roles and individuals that can select which events are audited, unauthorized personnel may be able to prevent the auditing of critical events. Misconfigured audits may degrade the system's performance by overwhelming the audit log. Misconfigured audits may also make it more difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one.
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42302r675079_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# find /etc/audit/* -type f -exec stat -c "%n permissions are %a" {} $1\;

If the permissions of any files are more permissive than 640, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42261r675080_fix)
At the command line, execute the following command:

# chmod 640

Replace with any file with incorrect permissions.