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The SLES for vRealize must allow only the ISSM (or individuals or roles appointed by the ISSM) to select which auditable events are to be audited - group-ownership.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-89533 VRAU-SL-000250 SV-100183r1_rule Medium
Without the capability to restrict which roles and individuals can select which events are audited, unauthorized personnel may be able to prevent the auditing of critical events. Misconfigured audits may degrade the system's performance by overwhelming the audit log. Misconfigured audits may also make it more difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2018-10-12


Check Text ( C-89225r1_chk )
Check the permissions of the rules files in /etc/audit:

# ls -l /etc/audit/

NOTE: If /etc/audit/audit.rules is a symblic link to /etc/audit/audit.rules.STIG, then the check is only applicable to /etc/audit/audit.rules.STIG.

If the group-owner is not set to "root", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-96275r1_fix)
Change the group-ownership of the /etc/audit/audit.rules.STIG, the /etc/audit/audit.rules.ORIG, and the /etc/audit/audit.rules files (if not a symblic link):

# chgrp root /etc/audit/audit.rules.STIG
# chgrp root /etc/audit/audit.rules.ORIG
# if [ -f /etc/audit/audit.rules ]; then chgrp root /etc/audit/audit.rules; fi

Or run the following command to implement all logging requirements:

# /etc/dodscript.sh