STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: PostgreSQL 9.x Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 6 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: PostgreSQL must generate time stamps, for audit records and application data, with a minimum granularity of one second.

DISA Rule

SV-87637r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-72985

Group Title

SRG-APP-000375-DB-000323

Rule Version

PGS9-00-007700

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.

PostgreSQL will not log anything if logging is not enabled. To ensure that logging is enabled, review supplementary content APPENDIX-C for instructions on enabling logging. 

If logging is enabled the following configurations must be made to log events with time stamps:  

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

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

Add %m to log_line_prefix to enable time stamps with milliseconds: 

log_line_prefix = '< %m >' 

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

Check Contents

Note: The following instructions use the PGDATA environment variable. See supplementary content APPENDIX-F for instructions on configuring PGDATA.

First, as the database administrator (shown here as "postgres"), verify the current log_line_prefix setting by running the following SQL:

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

If log_line_prefix does not contain %m, this is a finding.

Next check the logs to verify time stamps are being logged:

$ sudo su - postgres
$ cat ${PGDATA?}/pg_log/<latest_log>
< 2016-02-23 12:53:33.947 EDT postgres postgres 570bd68d.3912 >LOG: connection authorized: user=postgres database=postgres
< 2016-02-23 12:53:41.576 EDT postgres postgres 570bd68d.3912 >LOG: AUDIT: SESSION,1,1,DDL,CREATE TABLE,,,CREATE TABLE test_srg(id INT);,<none>
< 2016-02-23 12:53:44.372 EDT postgres postgres 570bd68d.3912 >LOG: disconnection: session time: 0:00:10.426 user=postgres database=postgres host=[local]

If time stamps are not being logged, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-72985

Documentable

False

Rule Version

PGS9-00-007700

Severity Override Guidance

Note: The following instructions use the PGDATA environment variable. See supplementary content APPENDIX-F for instructions on configuring PGDATA.

First, as the database administrator (shown here as "postgres"), verify the current log_line_prefix setting by running the following SQL:

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

If log_line_prefix does not contain %m, this is a finding.

Next check the logs to verify time stamps are being logged:

$ sudo su - postgres
$ cat ${PGDATA?}/pg_log/<latest_log>
< 2016-02-23 12:53:33.947 EDT postgres postgres 570bd68d.3912 >LOG: connection authorized: user=postgres database=postgres
< 2016-02-23 12:53:41.576 EDT postgres postgres 570bd68d.3912 >LOG: AUDIT: SESSION,1,1,DDL,CREATE TABLE,,,CREATE TABLE test_srg(id INT);,<none>
< 2016-02-23 12:53:44.372 EDT postgres postgres 570bd68d.3912 >LOG: disconnection: session time: 0:00:10.426 user=postgres database=postgres host=[local]

If time stamps are not being logged, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3087

Comments