Dod STIGs – V-32223


Title:  Applications providing information flow control must track problems associated with the binding of security attributes to data.

Vulnerability ID: V-32223


IA Controls: None

Severity: Medium

Description: Information flow control regulates where information is allowed to travel within an information system and between information systems (as opposed to who is allowed to access the information) and without explicit regard to subsequent accesses to that information. Attribution, (e.g., the ability to attribute actions to certain individuals) is a critical component of a security concept of operations. The ability to identify source and destination points for information flowing in an information system, allows forensic reconstruction of events when required, and increases policy compliance by attributing policy violations to specific organizations/individuals. In order to identify problems that may occur when binding security attributes to information, tracking and or auditing of these binding events must take place. This requirement applies only to network devices specifically for handling flow control. This requirement is NA for databases.

Check Text: This check is NA for databases.

Fix Text: This fix is NA for databases.


Interpreting V-32223:

As mentioned above, this only applies to specific network devices designed to perform information flow control. It is still worth checking the various endpoints in your SQL Server environment to ensure they are protected, and you know where each one goes. Places to focus on are Linked Server and the various endpoints that can be customized in SQL Server.

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