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IBM RACF must limit access to SYSTEM DUMP data sets to system programmers only.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-223681 RACF-ES-000330 SV-223681r853586_rule Medium
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-000259-GPOS-00100, SRG-OS-000324-GPOS-00125
IBM z/OS RACF Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-09-19


Check Text ( C-25354r514732_chk )
Ask the system administrator and/or DASD administrator to determine the System Dump data sets.

Refer to data sets SYS1.DUMPxx, additionally, Dump data sets can be identified by reviewing the logical parmlib concatenation data sets for the current COMMNDxx member. Find the COM= which specifies the DUMPDS NAME (DD NAME=name-pattern) entry. The name-pattern is used to identify additional Dump data sets.

If ESM data set rules for System Dump data sets do not restrict READ, UPDATE, and/or ALTER access to only systems programming personnel, this is a finding.

If ESM data set rules for all System Dump data sets do not restrict READ access to personnel having justification to review these dump data, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-25342r514733_fix)
Configure data set rules for access to SYSTEM DUMP data set(s) to be limited to system programmers only, unless a letter justifying access is filed with the ISSO in the site security plan.

Evaluate the impact of correcting the deficiency. Develop a plan of action and implement the changes required to restrict access to these data sets.