Title: The DBMS must be protected from unauthorized access by developers on shared production/development host systems.
Vulnerability ID: V-32238
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 systems that support both development and production databases can affect the operation and/or security of the production database system. Operating system and database privileges assigned to developers on shared development and production systems should be restricted.
Check Text: Identify whether any hosts contain both development and production databases. If no hosts contain both production and development databases, this is NA.
For any host containing both a development and a production database, determine if developers have been granted elevated privileges on the production database or on the OS. If they have, this is a finding.
Fix Text: Revoke elevated privileges on the production database and OS from development accounts.[divider]