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The EDB Postgres Advanced Server must generate audit records when unsuccessful attempts to retrieve privileges/permissions occur.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-213568 PPS9-00-001300 SV-213568r508024_rule Medium
Under some circumstances, it may be useful to monitor who/what is reading privilege/permission/role information. Therefore, it must be possible to configure auditing to do this. DBMSs typically make such information available through views or functions. This requirement addresses explicit requests for privilege/permission/role membership information. It does not refer to the implicit retrieval of privileges/permissions/role memberships that the DBMS continually performs to determine if any and every action on the database is permitted. To aid in diagnosis, it is necessary to keep track of failed attempts in addition to the successful ones.
EDB Postgres Advanced Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-13


Check Text ( C-14790r290016_chk )
Execute the following SQL as enterprisedb:

SHOW edb_audit_statement;

If the result is not "all" or if the current setting for this requirement has not been noted and approved by the organization in the system documentation, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-14788r290017_fix)
Execute the following SQL as enterprisedb:

ALTER SYSTEM SET edb_audit_statement = 'all';
SELECT pg_reload_conf();


Update the system documentation to note the organizationally approved setting and corresponding justification of the setting for this requirement.