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V-56651

The operating system must produce audit records containing information to establish where the events occurred.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000039-GPOS-00017
Rule ID
SV-70911r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000039-GPOS-00017
CCI
CCI-000132
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Without establishing where 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 where events occurred, such as operating system components, modules, device identifiers, node names, file names, and functionality. Associating information about where the event occurred within the operating system 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 where the events occurred.

Check Content

Verify the operating system produces audit records containing information to establish where the events occurred. If it does not, this is a finding.