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Configuring Audit Settings for STIG Compliance on Red Hat

The Red Hat Linux audit service comes with precompiled rule sets for various compliance requirements. In this lab, we will configure a Red Hat host's audit rules to include the STIG (Security Technical Implementation Guide) compliance rule set. This will allow us to identify any points at which we are not compliant with STIG requirements. *This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon May 17, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Implement the Red Hat included STIG audit rules

    1. SSH into the host and switch to root via sudo su

    2. Make a backup of the current audit rules using the following command:

    cp /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules_backup
    1. Copy the STIG audit rules into the audit.rules file with the following command:
    cd /usr/share/doc/audit-2.8.1/rules
    cat 30-stig.rules 99-finalize.rules >> /etc/audit/rules.d/audit.rules
    y (accept to overwrite file)
  2. Challenge

    Restart the auditd service

    1. To restart the auditd service, use the following command:
    sudo service auditd restart  
    1. Run the following command to verify the status is active (running):
    service auditd status

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