aureport man page

aureport — a tool that produces summary reports of audit daemon logs

Synopsis

aureport [options]

Description

aureport is a tool that produces summary reports of the audit system logs. The aureport utility can also take input from stdin as long as the input is the raw log data. The reports have a column label at the top to help with interpretation of the various fields. Except for the main summary report, all reports have the audit event number. You can subsequently lookup the full event with ausearch -a event number. You may need to specify start & stop times if you get multiple hits. The reports produced by aureport can be used as building blocks for more complicated analysis.

Options

-au--auth

Report about authentication attempts

-a--avc

Report about avc messages

--comm

Report about commands run

-c--config

Report about config changes

-cr--crypto

Report about crypto events

-e--event

Report about events

--escape option

This option determines if the output is escaped to make the content safer for certain uses. The options are raw , tty , shell , and shell_quote. Each mode includes the characters of the preceding mode and escapes more characters. That is to say shell includes all characters escaped by tty and adds more. tty is the default.

-f--file

Report about files and af_unix sockets

--failed

Only select failed events for processing in the reports. The default is both success and failed events.

-h--host

Report about hosts

--help

Print brief command summary

-i--interpret

Interpret  numeric  entities into text. For example, uid is converted to account name. The conversion is done using the current resources  of  the machine where the search is being run. If you have renamed the accounts, or don't have the  same  accounts  on your machine, you could get misleading results.

-if--input file | directory

Use the given file or directory instead of the logs. This is to aid analysis where the logs have been moved to another machine or only part of a log was saved.

--input-logs

Use the log file location from auditd.conf as input for analysis. This is needed if you are using aureport from a cron job.

--integrity

Report about integrity events

-k--key

Report about audit rule keys

-l--login

Report about logins

-m--mods

Report about account modifications

-ma--mac

Report about Mandatory Access Control (MAC) events

-n--anomaly

Report about anomaly events. These events include NIC going into promiscuous mode and programs segfaulting.

--node node-name

Only select events originating from node name string for processing in the reports. The default is to include all nodes. Multiple nodes are allowed.

-nc--no-config

Do not include the CONFIG_CHANGE event. This is particularly useful for the key report because audit rules have key labels in many cases. Using this option gets rid of these false positives.

-p--pid

Report about processes

-r--response

Report about responses to anomaly events

-s--syscall

Report about syscalls

--success

Only select successful events for processing in the reports. The default is both success and failed events.

--summary

Run the summary report that gives a total of the elements of the main report. Not all reports have a summary.

-t--log

This option will output a report of the start and end times for each log.

--tty

Report about tty keystrokes

-te--end [end-date] [end-time]

Search for events with time stamps equal to or before the given end time. The format of end time depends on your locale. If the date is omitted, today is assumed. If the time is omitted, now is assumed. Use 24 hour clock time rather than AM or PM to specify time. An example date using the en_US.utf8 locale is 09/03/2009. An example of time is 18:00:00. The date format accepted is influenced by the LC_TIME environmental variable.

You may also use the word: now, recent, boot, today, yesterday, this-week, week-ago, this-month, this-year. Now means starting now. Recent is 10 minutes ago. Boot means the time of day to the second when the system last booted. Today means now. Yesterday is 1 second after midnight the previous day. This-week means starting 1 second after midnight on day 0 of the week determined by your locale (see localtime). Week-ago means 1 second after midnight exactly 7 days ago. This-month means 1 second after midnight on day 1 of the month. This-year means the 1 second after midnight on the first day of the first month.

-tm--terminal

Report about terminals

-ts--start [start-date] [start-time]

Search for events with time stamps equal to or after the given end time. The format of end time depends on your locale. If the date is omitted, today is assumed. If the time is omitted, midnight is assumed. Use 24 hour clock time rather than AM or PM to specify time. An example date using the en_US.utf8 locale is 09/03/2009. An example of time is 18:00:00. The date format accepted is influenced by the LC_TIME environmental variable.

You may also use the word: now, recent, boot, today, yesterday, this-week, week-ago, this-month, this-year. Boot means the time of day to the second when the system last booted. Today means starting at 1 second after midnight. Recent is 10 minutes ago. Yesterday is 1 second after midnight the previous day. This-week means starting 1 second after midnight on day 0 of the week determined by your locale (see localtime). Week-ago means starting 1 second after midnight exactly 7 days ago. This-month means 1 second after midnight on day 1 of the month. This-year means the 1 second after midnight on the first day of the first month.

-u--user

Report about users

-v--version

Print the version and exit

--virt

Report about Virtualization events

-x--executable

Report about executables

See Also

ausearch(8), auditd(8).

Referenced By

auditd(8), audit-viewer(8), aulast(8), aulastlog(8), auvirt(8), pam_tty_audit(8).

March 2017 Red Hat System Administration Utilities