Title: The DBMS must verify there have not been unauthorized changes to the DBMS software and information.
Vulnerability ID: V-32566
IA Controls: None
Description: Organizations are required to employ integrity verification applications on information systems to look for evidence of information tampering, errors, and omissions. The organization is also required to employ good software engineering practices with regard to commercial off-the-shelf integrity mechanisms (e.g., parity checks, cyclical redundancy checks, and cryptographic hashes) and uses tools to automatically monitor the integrity of the information system and the applications it hosts.
The DBMS opens data files and reads configuration files at system startup, system shutdown, and during abort recovery efforts. If the DBMS does not verify the trustworthiness of these files, it is vulnerable to malicious alterations of its configuration or unauthorized replacement of data.
Check Text: Verify the DBMS system initialization and shutdowns are configured to ensure the DBMS system and data files remain in a secure state. If the DBMS does support this, verify third party software or custom scripting at the OS level performs this function. If neither the DBMS, a third party application or the OS is performing integrity verification of DBMS system files, this is a finding.
Fix Text: Utilize a DBMS, OS, or third party product to perform file verification of DBMS system file integrity at startup and shutdown.