The Database Mail XPs option controls the ability to generate and transmit email messages from SQL Server.
Disabling the Database Mail XPs option reduces the SQL Server surface, eliminates a DOS attack vector and channel to exfiltrate data from the database server to a remote host.
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This control is used in the following benchmarks:
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2014 CIS V1.5.0 - paragraph 2.4
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2016 CIS V1.3.0 - paragraph 2.4
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2017 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 2.4
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2019 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 2.4
To deliberately skip this control (e.g. meaning don’t use Puppet to enforce this setting), we provide you with three ways:
mssql_secured::controls::database_mail_xps_server_configuration_option_is_set_to_0: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL databases.
mssql_secured::controls::database_mail_xps_server_configuration_option_is_set_to_0::dbname: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for specified database only.
3) Add an entry with the content
database_mail_xps_server_configuration_option_is_set_to_0 to the array value
mssql_secured::skip_list in your hiera data.
|Attribute Name||Short Description|
|title||The database to apply the control to.|
The database to apply the control to.
All controls need an database to apply the control to. Here is a simple example:
In this example, the string DB is the database to apply the control to.