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V-56649

The operating system must produce audit records containing information to establish when (date and time) the events occurred.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000038-GPOS-00016
Rule ID
SV-70909r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000038-GPOS-00016
CCI
CCI-000131
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Without establishing when events occurred, it is impossible to establish, correlate, and investigate the events leading up to an outage or attack. In order to compile an accurate risk assessment and provide forensic analysis, it is essential for security personnel to know when events occurred (date and time). Associating event types with detected events in the operating system audit logs provides a means of investigating an attack; recognizing resource utilization or capacity thresholds; or identifying an improperly configured operating system.

Fix Text

Configure the operating system to produce audit records containing information to establish when (date and time) the events occurred.

Check Content

Verify the operating system produces audit records containing information to establish when (date and time) the events occurred. If it does not, this is a finding.