DB2X-00-009100 - DB2 must maintain the confidentiality and integrity of information during preparation for transmission.

Information

Information can be either unintentionally or maliciously disclosed or modified during preparation for transmission, including, for example, during aggregation, at protocol transformation points, and during packing/unpacking. These unauthorized disclosures or modifications compromise the confidentiality or integrity of the information.

Use of this requirement will be limited to situations where the data owner has a strict requirement for ensuring data integrity and confidentiality is maintained at every step of the data transfer and handling process.

When transmitting data, the DBMS, associated applications, and infrastructure must leverage transmission protection mechanisms.

Solution

Run the following DB2 command to set the value of ssl_versions to approved TLS or SSL version:

$db2 update dbm cfg using SSL_VERSIONS <SSL Version>

Run the following command to set the value of db2comm parameter to SSL:

$db2set db2comm=ssl

Restart the database manager.

Note: Details on key database creation and setting up SSL environment are in following links

Select the following knowledgebase link for more information regarding configuring SSL support:
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEPGG_10.5.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.admin.sec.doc/doc/t0025241.html?lang=en

Select the following knowledgebase link for more information regarding SSL_versions:
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEPGG_10.5.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.admin.config.doc/doc/r0053616.html?cp=SSEPGG_10.5.0%2F2-4-4-8-88&lang=en

Select the following knowledgebase link for setting communication protocol:
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEPGG_10.5.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.qb.server.doc/doc/t0004714.html?cp=SSEPGG_10.5.0&lang=en

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_IBM_DB2_V10-5_V1R4_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|SC-8(2), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002420, Rule-ID|SV-89279r2_rule, STIG-ID|DB2X-00-009100, Vuln-ID|V-74605

Plugin: Unix

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