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IBM CSSMTP Started Task name is not properly identified and/or defined to the system ACP.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-17452 ZSMTR030 SV-37480r1_rule Medium
IBM CSSMTP requires a started task that will be restricted to certain resources, datasets and other system functions. By defining the started task as a userid to the system ACP, It allows the ACP to control the access and authorized users that require these capabilities. Failure to properly control these capabilities, could compromise of the operating system environment, ACP, and customer data.
z/OS CSSMTP for RACF STIG 2017-09-15


Check Text ( C-4860r1_chk )
Refer to the following report produced by the RACF Data Collection:


The IBM CSSMTP started task(s) and/or batch job userid(s) is defined and is assigned the RACF PROTECTED attribute.
Fix Text (F-379r1_fix)
The IBM CSSMTP system programmer and the IAO will ensure that a product's Started Task(s) is properly identified and/or defined to the System ACP.

If the product requires a Started Task, verify that it is properly defined to the System ACP with the proper attributes.

Most installation manuals will indicate how the Started Task is identified and any additional attributes that must be specified.

A sample is provided here:

au CSSMTP name('IBM CSSMTP') owner(stc) dfltgrp(stc) nopass