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The Photon operating system must enable the rsyslog service.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-258901 PHTN-40-000242 SV-258901r933764_rule Medium
Information stored in one location is vulnerable to accidental or incidental deletion or alteration. Off-loading is a common process in information systems with limited audit storage capacity.
VMware vSphere 8.0 vCenter Appliance Photon OS 4.0 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-29


Check Text ( C-62641r933762_chk )
If another package is used to offload logs, such as syslog-ng, and is properly configured, this is not applicable.

At the command line, run the following command to verify rsyslog is enabled and running:

# systemctl status rsyslog

If the rsyslog service is not enabled and running, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-62550r933763_fix)
At the command line, run the following commands:

# systemctl enable rsyslog
# systemctl start rsyslog