ACCT-9632 - Auditd configuration file location

(Accounting)

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

Description

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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