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Windows has EventID 1102 "The audit log was cleared". What is the equivalent audit event in Unix/Linux?

If someone has a sample event, and know what audit policy needs to be configured to get this event, please post that too.

  • What is "the security/audit log"? – Kusalananda Jul 26 '18 at 9:06
  • Are you looking for a definition for security/audit log? – tekybala Aug 1 '18 at 1:48
  • No, your question seems to imply that there is only one such log. – Kusalananda Aug 1 '18 at 6:08
  • Windows refers to all the logs in event viewer as 'Audit Log' – tekybala Aug 7 '18 at 0:56
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There's none: the audit log is a text-file which can be deleted. However if auditd is configured to run from the initial boot-up, auditd cannot be stopped, and will continue writing to its open file-descriptor. That would record the deletion if auditd were configured to watch its output log (though you'd have to recover the file to see the information).

Normally (on end-user systems), auditd is configured to record "security events" (login/logout), but can be told to watch files for changes. There's nothing specific to (for example) /var/log/audit/auditd.log, but you can establish a watch for it as documented in the manual page.

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