4.1.8 Ensure login and logout events are collected (Scored)

Level 2 - Server
Level 2 - Workstation 

Monitor login and logout events. The parameters below track changes to files associated with login/logout events. The file /var/log/faillog tracks failed events from login. The file /var/log/lastlog maintain records of the last time a user successfully logged in. The file /var/log/tallylog maintains records of failures via the pam_tally2 module

Monitoring login/logout events could provide a system administrator with information associated with brute force attacks against user logins.

Run the following command and verify output matches:

# grep logins /etc/audit/audit.rules 
-w /var/log/faillog -p wa -k logins 
-w /var/log/lastlog -p wa -k logins 
-w /var/log/tallylog -p wa -k logins

Add the following lines to the /etc/audit/audit.rules file:

-w /var/log/faillog -p wa -k logins 
-w /var/log/lastlog -p wa -k logins 
-w /var/log/tallylog -p wa -k logins
  • ubuntu1604/4/1/8.txt
  • Last modified: 2017/05/02 15:16
  • by Piotr K┼éoczewski