VCPG-67-000003 - VMware Postgres configuration files must not be accessible by unauthorized users.


Without the capability to restrict which roles and individuals can select which events are audited, unauthorized personnel may be able to prevent or interfere with the auditing of critical events.

Suppression of auditing could permit an adversary to evade detection.

Misconfigured audits can degrade the system's performance by overwhelming the audit log. Misconfigured audits may also make it more difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one.

Satisfies: SRG-APP-000090-DB-000065, SRG-APP-000121-DB-000202, SRG-APP-000122-DB-000203, SRG-APP-000123-DB-000204, SRG-APP-000380-DB-000360


At the command prompt, enter the following command:

# chmod 600 <file>
# chown vpostgres:users <file>

Note: Replace <file> with the file with incorrect permissions.

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References: 800-53|AU-12b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000171, Rule-ID|SV-239198r678967_rule, STIG-ID|VCPG-67-000003, Vuln-ID|V-239198

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: b87ac6ebe249953faf9f7e31452bd67ad19aa423d35732ae99e82d3edc889116