|Platform: macosx10.10||Date: (C)2015-06-23 (M)2018-02-21|
Audit Account Creation
Once an attacker establishes initial access to a system, the attacker often attempts to create a persistent method of re-establishing access. One way to accomplish this is for the attacker to create a new account. Auditing of account creation mitigates this risk.
To address access requirements, many operating systems may be integrated with enterprise level authentication/access/auditing mechanisms that meet or exceed access control policy requirements.
EXISTS/DOES NOT EXIST
In order to view the currently configured flags for the audit daemon, run the following command:
sudo grep ^flags /etc/security/audit_control
The account creation events are logged by way of the 'ad' flag. If 'ad' is not listed in the result of the check, this is a finding
|SCAP Repo OVAL Definition||oval:org.secpod.oval:def:25045|