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The MQ Appliance network device must back up audit records at least every seven days onto a different system or system component than the system or component being audited.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-74939 MQMH-ND-000430 SV-89613r1_rule Medium
Protection of log data includes assuring log data is not accidentally lost or deleted. Regularly backing up audit records to a different system or onto separate media than the system being audited helps to assure, in the event of a catastrophic system failure, the audit records will be retained. This helps to ensure a compromise of the information system being audited does not also result in a compromise of the audit records. Using a syslog logging target, the MQ Appliance logs audit events, including the continuous backup of audit records. Logging may be set to the following logging levels in descending order of criticality: debug, info, notice, warn, error, alert, emerg. The default is notice.
IBM MQ Appliance v9.0 NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2017-06-06


Check Text ( C-74797r1_chk )
Log on to the MQ Appliance CLI as a privileged user.

show logging target

All configured logging targets will be displayed. Verify:
- This list of log targets includes an appropriate syslog notification target;
- The log target is enabled; and
- It includes all desired log event source and log level parameters, e.g., event audit debug.

If any of these conditions is not true, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-81555r1_fix)
Log on to the MQ Appliance CLI as a privileged user.

Configure a syslog target.

To enter global configuration mode, enter "config".

To create a syslog target, enter:
logging target
type syslog
admin-state enabled
event audit info
event auth notice
event mgmt notice
event cli notice
event user notice
event system error
write mem