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.TBSPACEAUTH contains users or groups that have been granted the USE privilege on a particular tablespace in the database. It is recommended that the PUBLIC role be restricted from accessing this view.

Rationale

PUBLIC should not have access to the grants of the tablespaces in a database. This could lead to an exploit.

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_tbspaceauth: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL systems.
3) Add an entry with the content restrict_access_to_syscat_tbspaceauth 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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