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Network access to the DBMS must be restricted to authorized personnel.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-219867 O121-BP-025600 SV-219867r401224_rule Medium
Restricting remote access to specific, trusted systems helps prevent access by unauthorized and potentially malicious users.
Oracle Database 12c Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-13


Check Text ( C-21578r533118_chk )
IP address restriction may be defined for the database listener, by use of the Oracle Connection Manager or by an external network device.

Identify the method used to enforce address restriction (interview or System Security Plan review).

If enforced by the database listener, then review the SQLNET.ORA file located in the ORACLE_HOME/network/admin directory (note: this assumes that a single sqlnet.ora file, in the default location, is in use; please see the supplemental file "Non-default sqlnet.ora configurations.pdf" for how to find multiple and/or differently located sqlnet.ora files) or the directory indicated by the TNS_ADMIN environment variable or registry setting.

If the following entries do not exist, then restriction by IP address is not configured and is a finding.

tcp.invited_nodes=(IP1, IP2, IP3)

If enforced by an Oracle Connection Manager, then review the CMAN.ORA file for the Connection Manager (located in the TNS_ADMIN or ORACLE_HOME/network/admin directory for the connection manager).

If a RULE entry allows all addresses ("/32") or does not match the address range specified in the System Security Plan, this is a finding.


Note: an IP address with a "/" indicates acceptance by subnet mask where the number after the "/" is the left most number of bits in the address that must match for the rule to apply.

If this rule is database-specific, then determine if the SERVICE_NAMES parameter is set:


select value from v$parameter where name = 'service_names';

If SERVICE_NAMES is set in the initialization file for the database instance, use (srv=[service name]), else, use (srv=*) if not set or rule applies to all databases on the DBMS server.

If network access restriction is performed by an external device, validate ACLs are in place to prohibit unauthorized access to the DBMS. To do this, find the IP address of the database server (destination address) and source address (authorized IPs) in the System Security Plan. Confirm only authorized IPs from the System Security Plan are allowed access to the DBMS.
Fix Text (F-21577r533119_fix)
Configure the database listener to restrict access by IP address or set up an external device to restrict network access to the DBMS.