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Old 05-14-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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NISPOM audit requirement "failed access to objects" won't work-RHEL5 update1

The Defense Security Services' (DSS) National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) require collection of specific audit events.

System Access: (This works)

Account Lockout (due to too many failed attempts):Successful Passwd Change:Successful Useradd:successful Userdel:successful


Unauthorized File Access: (This does not work)


I need to be able to ausearch and find if any of the above failed attempts exist. However, upon testing any and all of the above, a failed audit does not appear in the /var/log/audit/audit.log file. Supposedly, the nispom.rules file that comes with Red Hat is designed to accomplish this requirement.

The nispom.rules file was copied from /usr/share/doc/audit-1.5.5/nispom.rules to /etc/audit/audit.rules and has NOT been modified.

Our audit version is: audit-1.5.5-7.el5. We verified that the audit.rules files is being read by placing a syntax error in the file. An error message was returned which confirms that the file is being read.
Old 05-14-2009, 11:36 AM   #2
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If you grep -i for the necessary syscallnames or numbers: are they all in the rule file? No odd names like "-S mkdirat -S mknodat -S linkat -S symlinkat"? At least I can't remember syscallnames having "at" affixed but I got that from looking at so only that file may be wrong...


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