DB2X-00-005800 - Access to database files must be limited to relevant processes and to authorized, administrative users - Transaction Paths
Applications, including DBMSs, must prevent unauthorized and unintended information transfer via shared system resources. Permitting only DBMS processes and authorized, administrative users to have access to the files where the database resides helps ensure that those files are not shared inappropriately and are not open to backdoor access and manipulation. NOTE: Nessus has provided the target output to assist in reviewing the benchmark to ensure target compliance.
Configure the permissions granted by the operating system/file system on the database files, database transaction log files, database audit log files, and database backup files so that only relevant system accounts and authorized system administrators and database administrators with a need to know are permitted to read/view these files.