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Re: Using Linux Audit to Audit / Log All Oracle Related Activity



On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 08:36:39 -0500, "Steve Grubb" <sgrubb redhat com>
said:
> On Monday 17 December 2007 08:21:18 Mathew Brown wrote:
> > I was wondering if the Linux Audit Daemon could be used to address the
> >   issue of Oracle auditing.  Has anyone investigated this possibility?
> 
> What would you like to know about Oracle?

Hi Steve,
  Thanks for your reply.  What I was interested in is auditing all
  queries and modifications to the database.  I'm looking at it from a
  compliance perspective (and trying to minimize the power of the sysdba
  account).  I've looked at alternative solutions such as the Oracle
  Vault which enables logging but it's too CPU intensive.  I thought
  that the Linux audit daemon might provide me with similar
  functionality but have the added benefit of not requiring writes
  locally (send to remove syslog for example).
 
> >   Ideally, I would like to audit all network (listener) as well as all
> >   local access (an Oracle DBA running sqlplus directly on the machine).
> 
> You mean accepting the connection? I think you can get all accepts that
> Oracle 
> would issue, but I don't know if you will get the remote address in the
> logs. 
> You also cannot tell it that you want accepts of a specific socket.
> 
> You might want to spend some time looking at Oracle from strace. That is
> about 
> the view of the world from the Linux Audit System. If you can't find
> anything 
> worth logging from that, it most likely means that you'd want Oracle to
> be 
> patched to send meaningful events to the audit system.
> 
> -Steve
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