Title: Unused database components which are integrated in the DBMS and cannot be uninstalled must be disabled.
Vulnerability ID: V-32426
IA Controls: None
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 plug-ins 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.
Unused, unnecessary DBMS components increase the attack vector for the DBMS by introducing additional targets for attack. By minimizing the services and applications installed on the system, the number of potential vulnerabilities is reduced. Components of the system that are unused and cannot be uninstalled must be disabled.
Check Text: Review the DBMS for unused components of the system that cannot be uninstalled. If unused components or features are present on the system and are not disabled, this is a finding.
Fix Text: If any components or features are required for operation of applications that will be accessing the DBMS, include them in the system documentation.
Disable any unused components or features that cannot be uninstalled.[divider]