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V-57173

The operating system must protect audit tools from unauthorized access.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000256-GPOS-00097
Rule ID
SV-71433r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000256-GPOS-00097
CCI
CCI-001493
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Protecting audit information also includes identifying and protecting the tools used to view and manipulate log data. Therefore, protecting audit tools is necessary to prevent unauthorized operation on audit information. Operating systems providing tools to interface with audit information will leverage user permissions and roles identifying the user accessing the tools and the corresponding rights the user enjoys in order to make access decisions regarding the access to audit tools. Audit tools include, but are not limited to, vendor-provided and open source audit tools needed to successfully view and manipulate audit information system activity and records. Audit tools include custom queries and report generators.

Fix Text

Configure the operating system to protect audit tools from unauthorized access.

Check Content

Verify the operating system protects audit tools from unauthorized access. If it does not, this is a finding.