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Unused database components, DBMS software, and database objects must be removed.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-206550 SRG-APP-000141-DB-000091 SV-206550r617447_rule Medium
Information systems are capable of providing a wide variety of functions and services. Some of the functions and services, provided by default, may not be necessary to support essential organizational operations (e.g., key missions, functions). It is detrimental for software products to provide, or install by default, functionality exceeding requirements or mission objectives. DBMSs must adhere to the principles of least functionality by providing only essential capabilities.
Database Security Requirements Guide 2022-06-13


Check Text ( C-6810r291318_chk )
Review the list of components and features installed with the database.

Use the DBMS product installation tool if supported and review the product installation documentation.

If unused components or features are installed and are not documented and authorized, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-6810r291319_fix)
Uninstall unused components or features that are installed and can be uninstalled. Remove any database objects and applications that are installed to support them.