UCF STIG Viewer Logo

The Photon operating system must alert the ISSO and SA in the event of an audit processing failure.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-258810 PHTN-40-000021 SV-258810r933491_rule Medium
It is critical for the appropriate personnel to be aware if a system is at risk of failing to process audit logs as required. Without this notification, the security personnel may be unaware of an impending failure of the audit capability, and system operation may be adversely affected. Audit processing failures include software/hardware errors, failures in the audit capturing mechanisms, and audit storage capacity being reached or exceeded. Satisfies: SRG-OS-000046-GPOS-00022, SRG-OS-000344-GPOS-00135
VMware vSphere 8.0 vCenter Appliance Photon OS 4.0 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-29


Check Text ( C-62550r933489_chk )
At the command line, run the following command to verify auditd is configured to send an alert via syslog in the event of an audit processing failure:

# grep -E "^disk_full_action|^disk_error_action|^admin_space_left_action" /etc/audit/auditd.conf

Example result:

admin_space_left_action = SYSLOG
disk_full_action = SYSLOG
disk_error_action = SYSLOG

If "disk_full_action", "disk_error_action", and "admin_space_left_action" are not set to SYSLOG or are missing, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-62459r933490_fix)
Navigate to and open:


Ensure the following lines are present, not duplicated, and not commented:

disk_full_action = SYSLOG
disk_error_action = SYSLOG
admin_space_left_action = SYSLOG

At the command line, run the following command:

# pkill -SIGHUP auditd