Overview

A DB2 database container is the physical storage of the data.

Rationale:

The containers are needed in order for the database to operate properly. The loss of the containers can cause down time. Also, allowing excessive access to the containers may help an attacker to gain access to their contents. Therefore, secure the location(s) of the containers by restricting the access and ownership. Allow only the instance owner to have access to the tablespace containers.

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