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V-60199

The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to allow designated individuals or roles to change the auditing to be performed based on all selectable event criteria within near-real-time.

Finding ID
F5BI-DM-000189
Rule ID
SV-74629r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000353-NDM-000292
CCI
CCI-001914
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

If authorized individuals do not have the ability to modify auditing parameters in response to a changing threat environment, the organization may not be able to effectively respond, and important forensic information may be lost. This requirement enables organizations to extend or limit auditing as necessary to meet organizational requirements. Auditing that is limited to conserve information system resources may be extended to address certain threat situations. In addition, auditing may be limited to a specific set of events to facilitate audit reduction, analysis, and reporting. Organizations can establish time thresholds in which audit actions are changed, for example, near-real-time, within minutes, or within hours. The individuals or roles to change the auditing are dependent on the security configuration of the network device--for example, it may be configured to allow only some administrators to change the auditing, while other administrators can review audit logs but not reconfigure auditing. Because this capability is so powerful, organizations should be extremely cautious about only granting this capability to fully authorized security personnel.

Fix Text

Configure the BIG-IP appliance to use a properly configured authentication server to provide the capability for organization-identified individuals or roles be assigned to change the auditing to be performed based on all selectable event criteria within near-real-time.

Check Content

Verify the BIG-IP appliance is configured to only allow organization-identified individuals or roles to change the auditing to be performed based on all selectable event criteria within near-real-time. Navigate to the BIG-IP System manager >> System >> Users >> Authentication. Verify that "User Directory" is set to an approved authentication server that assigns authenticated users to an appropriate group. Navigate to System >> Users >> Remote Role Groups. Verify Remote Role Groups are assigned proper Role Access and Partition Access. If the BIG-IP appliance is not configured to provide the capability for organization-identified individuals or roles to change the auditing to be performed based on all selectable event criteria within near-real-time, this is a finding.