DoD STIGs – V-32515


Title: The DBMS must prevent the presentation of information system management-related functionality at an interface utilized by general (i.e., non-privileged) users.

Vulnerability ID: V-32515


IA Controls: None

Severity: medium

Description: Information system management functionality includes functions necessary to administer databases, network components, workstations, or servers, and typically requires privileged user access.

The separation of user functionality from information system management functionality is either physical or logical and is accomplished by using different computers, different central processing units, different instances of the operating system, different network addresses, combinations of these methods, or other methods, as appropriate.

An example of this type of separation is observed in web administrative interfaces that use separate authentication methods for users of any other information system resources. This may include isolating the administrative interface on a different domain and with additional access controls.

If administrative functionality or information regarding DBMS management is presented on an interface available for users, information on DBMS settings may be inadvertently made available to the user.

Check Text: Check DBMS settings and vendor documentation to verify administrative functionality is not presented at an interface utilized by general users. If administrative functionality is presented at an interface utilized by general users and cannot be configured to separate the two, this is a finding.

Fix Text: Configure DBMS settings to separate the presentation of database administration and general user functionality.


Interpreting V-32515:

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