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V-57221

The operating system must audit all account enabling actions.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000303-GPOS-00120
Rule ID
SV-71481r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000303-GPOS-00120
CCI
CCI-002130
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 enable a new or disabled account. Auditing account modification actions provides logging that can be used for forensic purposes. To address access requirements, many operating systems can 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 enabling actions.

Check Content

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