The public database role contains every user in the msdb database. SQL Agent proxies define a security context in which a job step can run.
Granting access to SQL Agent proxies for the public role would allow all users to utilize the proxy which may have high privileges. This would likely break the principle of least privileges.
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This control is used in the following benchmarks:
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2014 CIS V1.5.0 - paragraph 3.11
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2016 CIS V1.3.0 - paragraph 3.11
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2017 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 3.11
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2019 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 3.11
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::public_role_in_the_msdb_database_is_not_granted_access_to_sql_agent_proxies: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL databases.
mssql_secured::controls::public_role_in_the_msdb_database_is_not_granted_access_to_sql_agent_proxies::dbname: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for specified database only.
3) Add an entry with the content
public_role_in_the_msdb_database_is_not_granted_access_to_sql_agent_proxies 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.
The objects to exclude from the control actions. Type: