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V-57423

The application server must off-load log records onto a different system or media from the system being logged.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000358-AS-000064
Rule ID
SV-71695r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000358-AS-000064
CCI
CCI-001851
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Information system logging capability is critical for accurate forensic analysis. Log record content that may be necessary to satisfy the requirement of this control includes, but is not limited to, time stamps, source and destination IP addresses, user/process identifiers, event descriptions, application-specific events, success/fail indications, filenames involved, access control or flow control rules invoked. Off-loading is a common process in information systems with limited log storage capacity. Centralized management of log records provides for efficiency in maintenance and management of records, as well as the backup and archiving of those records. Application servers and their related components are required to off-load log records onto a different system or media than the system being logged.

Fix Text

Configure the application server to off-load the logs to a remote log or management server.

Check Content

Verify the log records are being off-loaded to a separate system or transferred from the application server to a storage location other than the application server itself. The system administrator of the device may demonstrate this capability using a log management application, system configuration, or other means. If logs are not being off-loaded, this is a finding.