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Audit log files must be group-owned by root.
If non-privileged users can write to audit logs, audit trails can be modified or destroyed.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide
Check Text ( C-19582r377318_chk )
Run the following command to check the group owner of the system audit logs:
grep "^log_file" /etc/audit/auditd.conf|sed s/^[^\/]*//|xargs stat -c %G:%n
Audit logs must be group-owned by root.
If they are not, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-19580r377319_fix)
Change the group owner of the audit log files with the following command:
# chgrp root [audit_file]