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V-56577

The operating system must audit all account creations.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000004-GPOS-00004
Rule ID
SV-70837r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000004-GPOS-00004
CCI
CCI-000018
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Once an attacker establishes access to a system, the attacker often attempts to create a persistent method of reestablishing access. One way to accomplish this is for the attacker to create an account. Auditing account creation actions provides logging that can be used for forensic purposes. To address access requirements, many operating systems may be integrated with enterprise level authentication/access/auditing mechanisms that meet or exceed access control policy requirements.

Fix Text

Configure the operating system to automatically audit account creation.

Check Content

Verify the operating system automatically audits account creation. If it does not, this is a finding.