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The DBMS must separate user functionality (including user interface services) from database management functionality.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-206564 SRG-APP-000211-DB-000122 SV-206564r617447_rule Medium
Information system management functionality includes functions necessary to administer databases, network components, workstations, or servers and typically requires privileged user access. The separation of user functionality from information system management functionality is either physical or logical and is accomplished by using different computers, different central processing units, different instances of the operating system, different network addresses, combinations of these methods, or other methods, as appropriate. An example of this type of separation is observed in web administrative interfaces that use separate authentication methods for users of any other information system resources. This may include isolating the administrative interface on a different domain and with additional access controls. If administrative functionality or information regarding DBMS management is presented on an interface available for users, information on DBMS settings may be inadvertently made available to the user.
Database Security Requirements Guide 2022-06-13


Check Text ( C-6824r291360_chk )
Check DBMS settings and vendor documentation to verify that administrative functionality is separate from user functionality.

If administrator and general user functionality are not separated either physically or logically, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-6824r291361_fix)
Configure DBMS to separate database administration and general user functionality.