DoD STIGs – V-32423

Overview:

Title: Default demonstration and sample databases, database objects, and applications must be removed.

Vulnerability ID: V-32423

STIG ID:

IA Controls: None

Severity: medium

Description: Information systems are capable of providing a wide variety of functions and services. Some of the functions and services, provided by default, may not be necessary to support essential organizational operations (e.g., key missions, functions).

It is detrimental for applications to provide, or install by default, functionality exceeding requirements or mission objectives. Examples include, but are not limited to, installing advertising software, demonstrations, or browser plugins not related to requirements or providing a wide array of functionality not required for every mission, yet cannot be disabled.

Applications must adhere to the principles of least functionality by providing only essential capabilities.

Demonstration and sample database objects and applications present publicly known attack points for malicious users. These demonstration and sample objects are meant to provide simple examples of coding specific functions and are not developed to prevent vulnerabilities from being introduced to the DBMS and host system.

Check Text: Review vendor documentation and vendor web sites for vendor provided demonstration or sample databases, database applications, objects, and files.

Review the DBMS to determine if any of the demonstration and sample databases, database applications or files are installed in the database or are included with the DBMS application. If any are present in the database or are included with the DBMS application, this is a finding.

Fix Text: Remove any demonstration and sample databases, database applications, objects, and files from the DBMS.

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