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CA-ACF2 must limit update and allocate access to the JES2 System data sets (e.g., Spool, Checkpoint, and Initialization parameters) to system programmers only.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-223465 ACF2-ES-000470 SV-223465r533198_rule Medium
Description
To mitigate the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information by entities that have been issued certificates by DoD-approved PKIs, all DoD systems (e.g., web servers and web portals) must be properly configured to incorporate access control methods that do not rely solely on the possession of a certificate for access. Successful authentication must not automatically give an entity access to an asset or security boundary. Authorization procedures and controls must be implemented to ensure each authenticated entity also has a validated and current authorization. Authorization is the process of determining whether an entity, once authenticated, is permitted to access a specific asset. Information systems use access control policies and enforcement mechanisms to implement this requirement. Satisfies: SRG-OS-000080-GPOS-00048, SRG-OS-000324-GPOS-00125, SRG-OS-000259-GPOS-00100
STIG Date
IBM z/OS ACF2 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-22

Details

Check Text ( C-25138r504513_chk )
The ESM data set rules for the JES2 System data sets (e.g., Spool, Checkpoint, and Initialization parameters) do not restrict UPDATE and/or ALTER access to only z/OS systems programming personnel.

The ESM data set rules for the JES2 System data sets (e.g., Spool, Checkpoint, and Initialization parameters) allow inappropriate access not documented and approved by ISSO.

If both of the above are untrue, this is not a finding.

If either of the above are true, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-25126r504514_fix)
Review access authorization to critical system files. Evaluate the impact of correcting the deficiency. Develop a plan of action and implement the changes as required to protect System-level product installation libraries.

Configure allocate access to all system-level product execution libraries to be limited to system programmers only.

Access other than this should be documented and approved by the ISSO.