Lynis Security Controls

ACCT-9632 - Auditd configuration file location


The Linux audit framework consists of an audit daemon (auditd), utilities, audit rules and a configuration file for the daemon. This file (auditd.conf) is generally located in the /etc/audit directory or similar. Lynis tries to determine where this file is located. If this control shows up, the location could not be discovered. This is unusual, as the binaries of the framework are present and the audit daemon is running.



How to solve

Perform a manual search for the auditd.conf file. In case it's on an alternative location and Lynis can't find it, please report this finding to our development team.

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This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control ACCT-9632. All information should be considered as-is, without guarantees. Any advice or snippets should be tested before implementing in production environments.


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