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The MQ Appliance network device must off-load audit records onto a different system or media than the system being audited.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-75013 MQMH-ND-001390 SV-89687r1_rule Medium
Information stored in one location is vulnerable to accidental or incidental deletion or alteration. Using a syslog logging target, the MQ Appliance logs all audit records to the syslog. 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. Off-loading is a common process in information systems with limited audit storage capacity.
IBM MQ Appliance v9.0 NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2017-06-06


Check Text ( C-74865r1_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 includes a remote syslog notification target; and
- It includes all desired log event source and log level parameters:
event audit info
event auth notice
event mgmt notice
event cli notice
event user notice
event system error

Ask the system admin to provide logs from syslog server and verify the MQ appliance is logging to the syslog server.

If the logs are not off-loaded, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-81641r1_fix)
Log on to the MQ Appliance CLI as a privileged user.

To enter global configuration mode, enter "config".

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

Configure the MQ appliance to off-load audit records to a remote syslog server.