Bug 972523 - The system must forward audit records to the syslog service
The system must forward audit records to the syslog service
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: audit (Show other bugs)
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unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Steve Grubb
BaseOS QE Security Team
Depends On: 972463
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Reported: 2013-06-09 16:45 EDT by Jason Pyeron
Modified: 2013-06-10 17:38 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-06-09 20:57:09 EDT
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RHEL6 STIG patch (411 bytes, patch)
2013-06-09 16:45 EDT, Jason Pyeron
no flags Details | Diff
specfile patch (1.26 KB, patch)
2013-06-09 16:47 EDT, Jason Pyeron
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Jason Pyeron 2013-06-09 16:45:16 EDT
Created attachment 758941 [details]
RHEL6 STIG patch

Description of problem:

The default configuration is not conforming to best practices. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) v1.2 published by the Defense Information Systems Agency recommends the changes in the attached patch.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

perform a yum install

Actual results:

root@test /tmp/setup
# grep active /etc/audisp/plugins.d/syslog.conf

active = no

Expected results:

# grep active /etc/audisp/plugins.d/syslog.conf

If the "active" setting is missing or set to "no", this is a finding.

Additional info:

see: http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/os/unix/red_hat.html
Comment 1 Jason Pyeron 2013-06-09 16:47:09 EDT
Created attachment 758942 [details]
specfile patch
Comment 3 Steve Grubb 2013-06-09 20:57:09 EDT
Thanks for this suggestion. However, its wasteful to double log events to both audit and syslog. Its configurable so that if you want to do that you can. But its not recommended except when you need it. I can't see this as being a good default for everyone.

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