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The Photon operating system must protect audit tools from unauthorized modification.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239122 PHTN-67-000051 SV-239122r675174_rule Medium
Protecting audit information also includes identifying and protecting the tools used to view and manipulate log data. Therefore, protecting audit tools is necessary to prevent unauthorized operations on audit information. Satisfies: SRG-OS-000257-GPOS-00098, SRG-OS-000258-GPOS-00099
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42333r675172_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# stat -c "%n permissions are %a" /usr/sbin/auditctl /usr/sbin/auditd /usr/sbin/aureport /usr/sbin/ausearch /usr/sbin/autrace

If any file is more permissive than 750, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42292r675173_fix)
At the command line, execute the following command for each file returned:

# chmod 750