Title: The DBMS must automatically audit account termination.
Vulnerability ID: V-32199
IA Controls: None
Description: When application accounts are terminated, user accessibility is affected. Accounts are utilized for identifying individual application users or for identifying the application processes themselves.
In order to detect and respond to events affecting user accessibility and application processing, applications must audit account terminating actions and notify the appropriate individuals, so they can investigate the event. Such a capability greatly reduces the risk that application accessibility will be negatively affected for extended periods of time and provides logging that can be used for forensic purposes.
To address the multitude of policy based audit requirements, and to ease the burden of meeting these requirements, many application developers choose to integrate their applications with enterprise level authentication/access/audit mechanisms meeting or exceeding access control policy requirements. Examples include, but are not limited to, Active Directory and LDAP.
Check Text: Check DBMS settings, OS settings, and/or enterprise level authentication/access mechanisms settings to determine if database account terminations are being audited. If database account terminations are not being audited, this is a finding.
Fix Text: Configure DBMS, OS, and/or enterprise level authentication/access mechanisms to audit database account terminations.[divider]