ACCT-9630 - Empty Linux audit daemon ruleset

(Accounting)

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control ACCT-9630 and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.

Description

This control checks for an empty ruleset of the Linux audit daemon.

How to solve

When the audit daemon is installed, the next step is configuring the daemon. The configuration is stored in /etc/audit/audit.rules and defines what should be audited.

Additional resources

  • Lynis (Lynis project page)

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