Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1007232
rules file moved but /etc/audit/audit.rules still referenced in init file
Last modified: 2015-02-18 06:13:46 EST
Description of problem:
In Fedora 19, the rules file seem to be /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules
[djuran@localhost ~]$ rpm -qlc audit|grep rules
But the init file still references the old /etc/audit/audit.rules
[djuran@localhost ~]$ sudo grep ExecStartPost /usr/lib/systemd/system/auditd.service
ExecStartPost=-/sbin/auditctl -R /etc/audit/audit.rules
This is confusing and if one adds rules to /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules, they will not be used
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. add rules to /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules
3. Note how your rules aren't used
This is intentional. The spec file will make a copy of /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules to /etc/audit/audit.rules if the file doesn't exist. Auditctl still loads /etc/audit/audit.rules.
However, if you want to use the augenrules program, then you must set it up. augenrules is what uses the /etc/audit/rules.d directory. Its disabled by default so that anyone existing rules will not get overwritten. To use augenrules, you have to go into the auditd.service file and uncomment the augenrules line and copy the resulting file to the correct place in /etc.
I updated the auditd.8 man page to link it to the augenrules.8 man page so that this is more clear.
Docs updated in upstream commit 880.
In that case, shouldn't the audit rpm own the file /etc/audit/audit.rules?
The spec file has:
%attr(750,root,root) %dir /etc/audit/rules.d
That should have done the trick.
That one is fine, it's the "old" file /etc/audit/audit.rules that is missing from the rpm.
So something along the lines of
%config(noreplace) %attr(640,root,root) /etc/audit/audit.rules
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