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The Photon operating system must ensure audit events are flushed to disk at proper intervals.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239149 PHTN-67-000078 SV-239149r675255_rule Medium
Description
Without setting a balance between performance and ensuring all audit events are written to disk, performance of the system may suffer or the risk of missing audit entries may be too high.
STIG Date
VMware vSphere 6.7 Photon OS Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-42360r675253_chk )
At the command line, execute the following command:

# grep -E "freq|flush" /etc/audit/auditd.conf

Expected result:

flush = INCREMENTAL_ASYNC
freq = 50

If the output does not match the expected result, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42319r675254_fix)
Open /etc/audit/auditd.conf with a text editor.

Ensure that the line below is present and any existing "flush" and "freq" settings are removed.

flush = INCREMENTAL_ASYNC
freq = 50