The Ole Automation Procedures option controls whether OLE Automation objects can be instantiated within Transact-SQL batches. These are extended stored procedures that allow SQL Server users to execute functions external to SQL Server.
Enabling this option will increase the attack surface of SQL Server and allow users to execute functions in the security context of SQL Server.
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This control is used in the following benchmarks:
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2014 CIS V1.5.0 - paragraph 2.5
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2016 CIS V1.3.0 - paragraph 2.5
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2017 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 2.5
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2019 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 2.5
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::ole_automation_procedures_server_configuration_option_is_set_to_0: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL databases.
mssql_secured::controls::ole_automation_procedures_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
ole_automation_procedures_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.