UCF STIG Viewer Logo

IBM z/OS Policy agent must contain a policy that protects against or limits the effects of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks by ensuring the operating system is implementing rate-limiting measures on impacted network interfaces.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-223571 ACF2-OS-000360 SV-223571r533198_rule Medium
Description
DoS is a condition when a resource is not available for legitimate users. When this occurs, the organization either cannot accomplish its mission or must operate at degraded capacity. This requirement addresses the configuration of the operating system to mitigate the impact of DoS attacks that have occurred or are ongoing on system availability. For each system, known and potential DoS attacks must be identified and solutions for each type implemented. A variety of technologies exist to limit or, in some cases, eliminate the effects of DoS attacks (e.g., limiting processes or establishing memory partitions). Employing increased capacity and bandwidth, combined with service redundancy, may reduce the susceptibility to some DoS attacks.
STIG Date
IBM z/OS ACF2 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-22

Details

Check Text ( C-25244r500848_chk )
Examine the Policy Agent policy statements.

If it can be determined that policy that protects against or limits the effects of denial-of-service (DoS) attacks by ensuring the operating system is implementing rate-limiting measures on impacted network interfaces, this is not a finding.
Fix Text (F-25232r500849_fix)
Develop Policy application and policy agent to protect against or limit the effects of denial-of-service (DoS) attacks by ensuring the operating system is implementing rate-limiting measures on impacted network interfaces.