SQL6-D0-001400 - The role(s)/group(s) used to modify database structure (including but not necessarily limited to tables, indexes, storage, etc.) and logic modules (stored procedures, functions, triggers, links to software external to SQL Server, etc.) must be restricted to authorized users.


If SQL Server were to allow any user to make changes to database structure or logic, 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.


Document and obtain approval for any non-administrative users who require the ability to modify database structure and logic modules.

REVOKE ALTER ON [<Object Name>] TO [<Principal Name>]

See Also


Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001499, Rule-ID|SV-213909r879586_rule, STIG-ID|SQL6-D0-001400, STIG-Legacy|SV-93787, STIG-Legacy|V-79081, Vuln-ID|V-213909

Plugin: MS_SQLDB

Control ID: 94e0e4f478e21e0ef8461137fe7118ecd5746f6330240b47764be4d0df5db538