STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: PostgreSQL 9.x Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 6 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: PostgreSQL must generate audit records when concurrent logons/connections by the same user from different workstations occur.

DISA Rule

SV-87613r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-72961

Group Title

SRG-APP-000506-DB-000353

Rule Version

PGS9-00-006200

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Note: The following instructions use the PGDATA and PGVER environment variables. See supplementary content APPENDIX-F for instructions on configuring PGDATA and APPENDIX-H for PGVER.

To ensure that logging is enabled, review supplementary content APPENDIX-C for instructions on enabling logging. 

First, as the database administrator (shown here as "postgres"), edit postgresql.conf: 

$ sudo su - postgres 
$ vi ${PGDATA?}/postgresql.conf 

Edit the following parameters as such: 

log_connections = on 
log_disconnections = on 
log_line_prefix = '< %m %u %d %c: >' 

Where: 
* %m is the time and date 
* %u is the username 
* %d is the database 
* %c is the session ID for the connection 

Now, as the system administrator, reload the server with the new configuration: 

# SYSTEMD SERVER ONLY 
$ sudo systemctl reload postgresql-${PGVER?}

# INITD SERVER ONLY 
$ sudo service postgresql-${PGVER?} reload

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First, as the database administrator, verify that log_connections and log_disconnections are enabled by running the following SQL:

$ sudo su - postgres
$ psql -c "SHOW log_connections"
$ psql -c "SHOW log_disconnections"

If either is off, this is a finding.

Next, verify that log_line_prefix contains sufficient information by running the following SQL:

$ sudo su - postgres
$ psql -c "SHOW log_line_prefix"

If log_line_prefix does not contain at least %m %u %d %c, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-72961

Documentable

False

Rule Version

PGS9-00-006200

Severity Override Guidance

First, as the database administrator, verify that log_connections and log_disconnections are enabled by running the following SQL:

$ sudo su - postgres
$ psql -c "SHOW log_connections"
$ psql -c "SHOW log_disconnections"

If either is off, this is a finding.

Next, verify that log_line_prefix contains sufficient information by running the following SQL:

$ sudo su - postgres
$ psql -c "SHOW log_line_prefix"

If log_line_prefix does not contain at least %m %u %d %c, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3087

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