VCPG-67-000003 - VMware Postgres configuration files must not be accessible by unauthorized users.


VMware Postgres has several configuration files that directly control the security posture of the DBMS. Protecting these files from unauthorized access and modification is fundamental to ensuring the security of VMware Postgres.

Misconfigured audits can degrade the system's performance by overwhelming the audit log. Misconfigured audits may also make it more difficult to establish, correlate, and investigate the events relating to an incident or identify those responsible for one.

Satisfies: SRG-APP-000090-DB-000065, SRG-APP-000121-DB-000202, SRG-APP-000122-DB-000203, SRG-APP-000123-DB-000204, SRG-APP-000380-DB-000360


At the command prompt, enter the following command:

# chmod 600
# chown vpostgres:users

Note: Replace with the file with incorrect permissions.

Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Audit and Accountability.This control applies to the following type of system Unix.