The DBMS must be protected from unauthorized access by developers.
Vulnerability ID: V-32237
IA Controls: None
Description: Applications employ the concept of least privilege for specific duties and information systems (including specific functions, ports, protocols, and services). The concept of least privilege is also applied to information system processes, ensuring that the processes operate at privilege levels no higher than necessary to accomplish required organizational missions and/or functions. Organizations consider the creation of additional processes, roles, and information system accounts as necessary to achieve least privilege. Organizations also apply least privilege concepts to the design, development, implementation, and operations of information systems.
Developers granted elevated database and/or operating system privileges on production databases can affect the operation and/or security of the database system. Operating system and database privileges assigned to developers on production systems should not be allowed.
Check Text: Review developer privileges. If developers are assigned privileges that allow change or alteration of database objects or data in a production database, this is a finding.
Fix Text: Restrict developer privileges to production objects to only objects and data where those privileges are required and authorized.[divider]