DB2X-00-002900 - The OS must limit privileges to change the DB2 software resident within software libraries (including privileged programs).


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 shall be allowed to obtain access to information system components for purposes of initiating changes, including upgrades and modifications.

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

NOTE: Nessus has provided the target output to assist in reviewing the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Remove the write permission from non-root, non-sysadmin users on the DB2 installation base directory and instance home directory.

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References: 800-53|CM-5(6), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001499, Rule-ID|SV-213689r879586_rule, STIG-ID|DB2X-00-002900, STIG-Legacy|SV-89141, STIG-Legacy|V-74467, Vuln-ID|V-213689

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 45f6ac50051e6b80e3b20ae79cb6cb586b5adb853d1f71fe92b920b599862ffe