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audcntl

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NAME

audcntl - audit control  

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/audit.h>

audcntl (
int request,
char *argp,
int len,
int flag,
uid_t audit_id,
pid_t pid);
 

DESCRIPTION

The audcntl system call provides control over options offered by the audit subsystem. All requests, except where otherwise noted, are privileged. The following list describes the requests:

GET_SYS_AMASK and SET_SYS_AMASK
The system auditmask (along with the process auditmask) determines which system events are logged. GET_SYS_AMASK copies the system auditmask into a buffer pointed to by argp. SET_SYS_AMASK copies from a buffer pointed to by argp into the system auditmask. Each of these operations returns the number of bytes transferred between the user's buffer and the auditmask. The len argument is the size of the user's buffer. The amount of data moved between the auditmask and the user's buffer is the smaller of the auditmask size and the buffer size.
GET_TRUSTED_AMASK and SET_TRUSTED_AMASK
The trusted auditmask (along with the process auditmask) determines which trusted events are logged. GET_TRUSTED_AMASK copies the trusted auditmask into a buffer pointed to by argp. SET_TRUSTED_AMASK copies from a buffer pointed to by argp into the trusted auditmask. Each of these operations returns the number of bytes transferred between the user's buffer and the auditmask. The len argument is the size of the user's buffer. The amount of data moved between the auditmask and the user's buffer is the smaller of the auditmask size and the buffer size.
GET_PROC_AMASK and SET_PROC_AMASK
The process auditmask determines (along with the system masks) which system events and trusted events are logged for the current process. GET_PROC_AMASK copies the process auditmask into a buffer pointed to by argp. The size of the process auditmask is AUDIT_MASK_LEN, and contains a syscall mask followed by a trusted event mask. SET_PROC_AMASK copies the values from a buffer pointed to by argp into the process auditmask. Each of these operations returns the number of bytes transferred between the user's buffer and the auditmask. Len is the size of the user's buffer. The amount of data moved between the auditmask and the user's buffer is the smaller of the auditmask size and the buffer size.
GET_PROC_ACNTL and SET_PROC_ACNTL
GET_PROC_ACNTL returns the audit control flags (the audcntl flag) of the current process (see audit.h). Audit control flags determine whether auditing for the process is on or off, and if on, how the system and process auditmask are combined. A value of AUDIT_OFF indicates audit is off for that process. A value of AUDIT_AND or AUDIT_OR indicates that a logical AND or a logical OR of the process and the system auditmasks has been performed. A value of AUDIT_USR indicates the process auditmask is used for that process; the system auditmask is ignored. SET_PROC_ACNTL assigns the values of the audit control flags from flag and returns the previous values of the audit control flags.
GET_AUDSWITCH and SET_AUDSWITCH
GET_AUDSWITCH returns the value of the system audit switch. A return value of 1 indicates auditing is turned on. A value of zero indicates auditing is turned off. SET_AUDSWITCH assigns the value of flag to the system audit switch and returns the previous audit switch value. A value of 1 turns auditing on. A value of zero turns auditing off.
FLUSH_AUD_BUF
Flushes the kernel audit buffer to /dev/audit.
GETPAID and SETPAID
Not supported.
GET_AUDSTYLE and SET_AUDSTYLE
The system auditing style supports various options to control how much additional information is recorded in some audited operations. GET_AUDSTYLE returns the current value of the system audstyle flag. SET_AUDSTYLE sets the system audstyle flag to the value of flag, and returns the previous value of the audstyle flag. A flag value of AUD_EXEC_ARGP enables the auditing of the argument list to the exec system calls. A flag value of AUD_EXEC_ENVP enables the auditing of the environment strings to the exec system calls. AUD_LOGIN_UNAME enables the auditing of the username in records for failed login attempts. A logical OR can be performed on flag values.
GET_SITEMASK and SET_SITEMASK
The site mask determines which site-defined events are logged. GET_SITEMASK copies the site mask into a buffer pointed at by argp. SET_SITEMASK copies from a buffer pointed at by argp into the site mask. Each of these operations returns the number of bytes transferred between the user's buffer and the site mask. The len argument is the size of the user's buffer. The amount of data moved between the site mask and the user's buffer is the smaller of the site mask size and the buffer size.
UPDEVENTS
Update the auditmask flag, the audcntl flag, or both for the specified process or set of processes. The argp parameter contains the new auditmask; len is the size of the user's buffer. A len value of 0 will not modify the target process' auditmask. The flag parameter, if not -1, contains the new flag. The process ID (pid), if not 0, specifies the target process. The audit_id parameter, if not AUID_INVAL, specifies the set of all processes with that audit_id.
GET_HABITAT_EVENT and SET_HABITAT_EVENT
GET_HABITAT_EVENT gets the "habitat/system call" name and auditmask bits for a specified system call number. The flag parameter is the system call number. The argp parameter points to a user buffer of size len into which the "habitat/system call" name is placed. The return value is the auditmask bits, which indicate whether successful occurrences, failed occurrences, or both of this system call are logged. SET_HABITAT_EVENT sets the auditmask bits for the specified "habitat/system call" name. The argp parameter points to a user buffer of size len which specifies the habitat name and system call name (for example, SystemV/unlink). The flag parameter is the new setting for the auditmask bits for this system call. Note that these options apply only to system calls in the alternate habitats.
GET_NSITEVENTS
Returns the number of site events currently allowed on the system. This number is determined by the sysconfig sec parameter audit_site_events.
GET_AUDSIZE
Returns the base size of an audit data buffer. This number is determined by the sysconfig sec parameter audit_buffer_size.
GET_OBJAUDBIT and SET_OBJAUDBIT
Gets or sets an object's selection and deselection flags. The object is named by argp. For SET_OBJAUDBIT, the flag argument specifies AUD_SELECT and/or AUD_DESELECT (see the file).
GET_SUBJ_AMASK
Copies the process auditmask for the process specified by the pid argument into a buffer pointed to by argp. The len argument is the size of the user's buffer. The amount of data moved between the auditmask and the user's buffer is the smaller of the auditmask size and the buffer size. This operation returns the number of bytes copied out to the user buffer.
GET_SUBJ_ACNTL
Returns the audit control flags (the audcntl flag) of the process specified by the pid parameter.
 

RETURN VALUES

The values returned for successful calls can be found under the description of the specific call request.

If a call fails, a -1 is returned.  

ERRORS

The audcntl call fails under the following conditions:

[EFAULT]
The argp argument contains an invalid address.
[EACCES]
The user does not have the privileges needed to perform this operation.
[EINVAL]
The value of the len, request, or audit_id argument is invalid.
[ENOMEM]
Insufficient memory to accommodate site mask or property list operation.
[ENOSYS]
Indicates an attempt to use a system call that is not configured.
[EROFS]
The filesystem is read-only; property lists cannot be set.
[EIO]
The argp argument contains an invalid address.
[ESRCH]
The specified pid does not exist.
[E2BIG]
With GET_OBJAUDBIT specified, indicates an invalid property list entry.
 

RELATED INFORMATION

Commands: audit_config(8), dxaudit(8X)

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Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUES
ERRORS
RELATED INFORMATION

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