8.13. audit

Updated audit packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The audit packages contain the userspace utilities for storing and searching the audit records which have been generated by the audit subsystem in the Linux 2.6 kernel.
This update also fixes the following bug:

Upgrade to an upstream version

The audit packages have been upgraded to upstream version 2.3.7, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version, among which the following are especially note-worthy:
* The interpretation of the "ausearch -i" command, alternatively "ausearch --interpret", has been improved. * New event types are supported by the audit packages. * Remote logging bugs have been fixed. * The ausearch matching has been improved. * The augenrules utility support has been added to the audit packages. * Management of audispd plugins has been completely reworked. * The updated ausearch and aureport utilities can now produce reports from logs not included in the configured audit log directory by specifying the directory containing the logs on the command line. * The auditctl list rules command (the -l option) now outputs rules from the kernel in a new format which matches the formatting accepted to be loaded into the kernel. (BZ#1065067)
This update also fixes the following bug:

Bug Fixes

BZ#1065067
The interpretation of the "ausearch -i" command, alternatively "ausearch --interpret", has been improved. * New event types are supported by the audit packages. * Remote logging bugs have been fixed. * The ausearch matching has been improved. * The augenrules utility support has been added to the audit packages. * Management of audispd plugins has been completely reworked. * The updated ausearch and aureport utilities can now produce reports from logs not included in the configured audit log directory by specifying the directory containing the logs on the command line. * The auditctl list rules command (the -l option) now outputs rules from the kernel in a new format which matches the formatting accepted to be loaded into the kernel.
BZ#1028635
Previously, the audisp-remote plugin did not connect to the remote server after a transient "critical" network error. The underlying source code has been patched, and audisp-remote now connects to the remote server as intended.
The audit packages have been upgraded to upstream version 2.3.7, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version, among which the following are especially note-worthy:
In addition, this update adds the following

Enhancements

BZ#96723
With this update, audit rules can be built from a directory of rule files. Rule files can be stored in the /etc/audit/rules.d/ directory based on what packages are installed. When rules need to be loaded into the kernel, they are now assembled into one master file by the augenrules utility and then loaded.
BZ#967240
This update adds a new command line option, --checkpoint. When invoked, the --checkpoint option causes the ausearch utility to report only new complete events on successive executions. This option is especially useful for running periodic reports that display the updates since the last report.
Users of audit are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.