Overview

Granting to PUBLIC increases the risk of unauthorized entry into the database. Because PUBLIC is accessible by any database user, it is important to understand the exposure it has on all database objects. It would make sense to grant role membership to PUBLIC if all users required all the privileges granted through that role.

Rationale:

As any role granted to PUBLIC can potentially allow the compromise of database availability, confidentiality, or integrity, these roles should be restricted according to the needs of the business.

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Benchmarks

This control is used in the following benchmarks:

Skipping

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

1) Add db2_secured::controls::review_roles_granted_to_public: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL databases.
2) Add db2_secured::controls::review_roles_granted_to_public::instance_name::dbname: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for specified database only.
3) Add an entry with the content review_roles_granted_to_public to the array value db2_secured::skip_list in your hiera data.

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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