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The Photon operating system auditd service must generate audit records for all account creations, modifications, disabling, and termination events.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239145 PHTN-67-000074 SV-239145r816652_rule Medium
Without generating audit records that are specific to the security and mission needs of the organization, it would be difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one. Audit records can be generated from various components within the information system (e.g., module or policy filter).
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42356r816650_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# auditctl -l | grep -E /etc/security/opasswd

If any of these are not listed with a permissions filter of at least "w", this is a finding.

Note: This check depends on the auditd service to be in a running state for accurate results. Enabling the auditd service is done as part of a separate control.
Fix Text (F-42315r816651_fix)
Open /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.STIG.rules with a text editor and add the following lines:

-w /etc/security/opasswd -p wa -k opasswd

At the command line, execute the following command:

# /sbin/augenrules --load