Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428860
aureport uses standard input when run from cron
Last modified: 2008-03-07 13:00:09 EST
Description of problem:
When aureport is run from a file in /etc/cron.hourly or /etc/cron.daily, it uses
standard input for input rather than /var/log/audit/audit.log. It finds no log
records on standard input.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a file in /etc/cron.daily or /etc/cron.hourly to run aureport
2.Wait for cron to run the file
No data is seen by aureport
aureport processes the data in /var/log/audit/audit.log
The following check is done in aureport.c:
rc = process_stdin();
else if (user_file)
rc = process_file(user_file);
rc = process_logs(&config);
When a job is run by cron, standard input is set to a pipe so the pipe is used
ranther than the files, even if the -if option is given on the aureport command.
I added --input-logs to audit-1.6.7 development code. It should be released
within a few weeks.
audit-1.6.7-1 was built into rawhide and F-8 testing. The new option should
solve the problem. Thanks for reporting the bug!
audit-1.6.8-2 should be available for Fedora 8. Closing this bug. Thanks for the