EP11-00-003200 - Software, applications, and configuration files that are part of, or related to, the Postgres Plus Advanced Server installation must be monitored to discover unauthorized changes.

Information

If the system were to allow any user to make changes to software libraries, then those changes might be implemented without undergoing the appropriate testing and approvals that are part of a robust change management process.

Accordingly, only qualified and authorized individuals will be allowed to obtain access to information system components for purposes of initiating changes, including upgrades and modifications. Monitoring is required for assurance that the protections are effective.

Unmanaged changes that occur to the database software libraries or configuration can lead to unauthorized or compromised installations.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.

Solution

Implement procedures to monitor for unauthorized changes to DBMS software libraries, related software application libraries, and configuration files. If a third-party automated tool is not employed, an automated job that reports file information on the directories and files of interest and compares them to the baseline report for the same will meet the requirement.

Use file hashes or checksums for comparisons, as file dates may be manipulated by malicious users.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_EDB_PGS_Advanced_Server_v11_Windows_V2R3_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-5(6), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001499, Rule-ID|SV-224154r879586_rule, STIG-ID|EP11-00-003200, STIG-Legacy|SV-109439, STIG-Legacy|V-100335, Vuln-ID|V-224154

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 1278bdb0cef2d49eb087a82d7cd999f4a3933fab4e779031c71e4a78c5947a9a