|Finding ID||Version||Rule ID||IA Controls||Severity|
|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 operation on audit information. Operating systems providing tools to interface with audit information will leverage user permissions and roles identifying the user accessing the tools and the corresponding rights the user enjoys in order to make access decisions regarding the access to audit tools. Audit tools include, but are not limited to, vendor-provided and open source audit tools needed to successfully view and manipulate audit information system activity and records. Audit tools include custom queries and report generators. Satisfies: SRG-OS-000256-GPOS-00097, SRG-OS-000257-GPOS-00098|
|Canonical Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Security Technical Implementation Guide||2022-12-06|
|Check Text ( C-41512r654079_chk )|
| Verify the Ubuntu operating system configures the audit tools to be group-owned by root to prevent any unauthorized access. |
Check the group ownership by running the following command:
$ stat -c "%n %G" /sbin/auditctl /sbin/aureport /sbin/ausearch /sbin/autrace /sbin/auditd /sbin/audispd /sbin/augenrules
If any of the audit tools are not group-owned by root, this is a finding.
|Fix Text (F-41471r654080_fix)|
| Configure the audit tools on the Ubuntu operating system to be protected from unauthorized access by setting the file group as root using the following command: |
$ sudo chown :root [audit_tool]
Replace "[audit_tool]" with each audit tool not group-owned by root.