VCPG-67-000016 - VMware Postgres must write log entries to disk prior to returning operation success or failure - synchronous_commit


Failure to a known state can address safety or security in accordance with the mission/business needs of the organization.

Failure to a known secure state helps prevent a loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability in the event of a failure of the information system or a component of the system.

Preserving information system state information helps to facilitate system restart and return to the operational mode of the organization with less disruption of mission/business processes.

Because it is usually not possible to test this capability in a production environment, systems should be validated either in a testing environment or prior to installation. This is usually a function of the design of the IDPS component. Compliance can be verified by acceptance/validation processes or vendor attestation.


At the command prompt, execute the following commands:

# /opt/vmware/vpostgres/current/bin/psql -U postgres -c 'ALTER SYSTEM SET <name> TO 'on';'

# /opt/vmware/vpostgres/current/bin/psql -U postgres -c 'SELECT pg_reload_conf();'

Note: Substitute <name> with the incorrectly set parameter (fsync, full_page_writes, synchronous_commit)

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References: 800-53|SC-24, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001665, Rule-ID|SV-239208r678997_rule, STIG-ID|VCPG-67-000016, Vuln-ID|V-239208

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