Title: The DBMS must prevent unauthorized and unintended information transfer via shared system resources.
Vulnerability ID: V-32547
IA Controls: None
Description: The purpose of this control is to prevent information, including encrypted representations of information, produced by the actions of a prior user/role (or the actions of a process acting on behalf of a prior user/role) from being available to any current user/role (or current process) that obtains access to a shared system resource (e.g., registers, main memory, secondary storage) after the resource has been released back to the information system. Control of information in shared resources is also referred to as object reuse.
Data used for the development and testing of applications often involves copying data from production. It ’is important that specific procedures exist for this process, so copies of sensitive data are not misplaced or left in a temporary location without the proper controls.
Check Text: Verify there are proper procedures in place for the refreshing of development/test data from production. Review any scripts or code that exists for the movement of production data to development/test and verify copies of production data are not left in unprotected locations.
If there is no documented procedure for data movement from production to development/test, this is a finding.
If the code that exists for data movement does not remove any copies of production data from unprotected locations, this is a finding.
Fix Text: Create and document a process for moving data from production to development/test systems, and follow the process.
Modify any code used for moving data from production to development/test systems to ensure copies of production data are not left in unsecured locations.[divider]