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V-57485

The application server must generate log records for all account creations, modifications, disabling, and termination events.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000509-AS-000234
Rule ID
SV-71761r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000509-AS-000234
CCI
CCI-000172
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The maintenance of user accounts is a key activity within the system to determine access and privileges. Through changes to accounts, an attacker can create an account for persistent access, modify an account to elevate privileges or terminate/disable an account(s) to cause a DoS for user(s). To be able to track and investigate these actions, log records must be generated for any account modification functions. Application servers either provide a local user store, or they can integrate with enterprise user stores like LDAP. As such, the application server must be able to generate log records on account creation, modification, disabling, and termination.

Fix Text

Configure the application server to generate log records when accounts are created, modified, disabled, or terminated.

Check Content

Review the application server documentation and the system configuration to determine if the application server generates log records when accounts are created, modified, disabled, or terminated. If the application server does not generate log records for account creation, modification, disabling, and termination, this is a finding.