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The system must use a separate file system for /var/log.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-217848 RHEL-06-000003 SV-217848r505923_rule Low
Placing "/var/log" in its own partition enables better separation between log files and other files in "/var/".
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-09-03


Check Text ( C-19329r376559_chk )
Run the following command to determine if "/var/log" is on its own partition or logical volume:

$ mount | grep "on /var/log "

If "/var/log" has its own partition or volume group, a line will be returned.
If no line is returned, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-19327r376560_fix)
System logs are stored in the "/var/log" directory. Ensure that it has its own partition or logical volume at installation time, or migrate it using LVM.