VCPG-67-000008 - All VCDB tables must be owned by the 'vc' user account - vc user account.

Details

Within the database, object ownership implies full privileges to the owned object, including the privilege to assign access to the owned objects to other subjects. Database functions and procedures can be coded using definer's rights. This allows anyone who uses the object to perform the actions if they were the owner. If not properly managed, this can lead to privileged actions being taken by unauthorized individuals.



VCDB is configured out of the box to be owned by the 'vc' Postgres user. This configuration must be verified and maintained.


Solution

At the command prompt, execute the following command:

# /opt/vmware/vpostgres/current/bin/psql -U postgres -c 'ALTER TABLE OWNER TO vc;'

Replace with the name of the table discovered during the check.


Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

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


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