Title: The DBMS must be capable of taking organization defined actions upon audit failure (e.g., overwrite oldest audit records, stop generating audit records, cease processing, notify of audit failure).
Vulnerability ID: V-32383
IA Controls: None
Description: It is critical when a system is at risk of failing to process audit logs as required, it detects and takes action to mitigate the failure. Audit processing failures include: software/hardware errors, failures in the audit capturing mechanisms, and audit storage capacity being reached or exceeded. Applications are required to be capable of either directly performing or calling system level functionality performing defined actions upon detection of an application audit log processing failure.
A failure of database auditing will result in either the database continuing to function without auditing or in a complete halt to database operations. The database must be capable of taking organization defined actions to avoid either a complete halt to processing or processing transactions in an unaudited manner.
Check Text: Review DBMS, OS, or third party logging application settings and/or documentation to determine whether the system is capable of taking organization defined actions in the case of an auditing failure. If the system is not capable of taking organization defined actions in the case of auditing failure, this is a finding.
Fix Text: Use DBMS, OS, or third party logging software capable of taking organization defined actions in the case of an auditing failure.[divider]