MD4X-00-003800 - MongoDB must protect the confidentiality and integrity of all information at rest.

Information

This control is intended to address the confidentiality and integrity of information at rest in non-mobile devices and covers user information and system information. Information at rest refers to the state of information when it is located on a secondary storage device (e.g., disk drive, tape drive) within an organizational information system. Applications and application users generate information throughout the course of their application use.

User data generated, as well as application-specific configuration data, needs to be protected. Organizations may choose to employ different mechanisms to achieve confidentiality and integrity protections, as appropriate.

If the confidentiality and integrity of application data is not protected, the data will be open to compromise and unauthorized modification.

Solution

Enable the Encrypted Storage Engine with KMIP as the key storage mechanism and AES256-GCM as the encryption mode.

Consult MongoDB documentation for encryption setup instruction here:

https://docs.mongodb.com/v4.4/tutorial/configure-encryption/

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_MDB_Enterprise_Advanced_4-x_V1R1_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|SC-28, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001199, Rule-ID|SV-252165r813877_rule, STIG-ID|MD4X-00-003800, Vuln-ID|V-252165

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 5baeb8e22542ae21d734c13261d20569078143e2a8274128e9e2193ae8ef018a