Overview

Puppet controls are Puppet defined types that ensure a certain security control is implemented. Puppet changes the system in order to make the system compliant.

Description of the control

The SYSCAT.CONTEXTATTRIBUTES view contains all the trusted context attributes in the database instance. It is recommended that the PUBLIC role be restricted from accessing this view.

Rationale

Any databases created without the RESTRICT option automatically GRANT the SELECT privilege to PUBLIC for SYSCAT views. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to explicitly REVOKE the SELECT privilege on the SYSCAT.CONTEXTATTRIBUTES view from PUBLIC to reduce risk to the organization’s data.

Skipping

To deliberately skip this control (e.g. meaning don’t use Puppet to enforce this setting), we provide you with two ways:

1) Add db2_secured::controls::restrict_access_to_syscat_contextattributes: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL systems.
3) Add an entry with the content restrict_access_to_syscat_contextattributes to the array value db2_secured::skip_list in your hiera data.

Benchmarks

This control is used in the following benchmarks:

Attributes

Attribute Name Short Description
title The database identifier to apply the control to.

title

The database identifier to apply the control to.

All controls need an database identifier to apply the control to. Here is a simple example:

db2_secured::controls::control_name { 'db2inst1/MYDB':}

In this example, the string dbinst1 is the instance, the string MYDB is the database to apply the control to.

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