STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: MS SQL Server 2016 Instance Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 8 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: SQL Server must record time stamps in audit records and application data that can be mapped to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC, formerly GMT).

DISA Rule

SV-93939r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-79233

Group Title

SRG-APP-000374-DB-000322

Rule Version

SQL6-D0-011200

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Where possible, configure the operating system to automatic synchronize with an official time server, using NTP.

Where there is reason not to implement automatic synchronization with an official time server, using NTP, document the reason, and the procedure for maintaining the correct time, and obtain AO approval. Enforce the procedure.

Check Contents

SQL Server audits store the timestamp in UTC time.

Determine if the computer is joined to a domain.

SELECT DEFAULT_DOMAIN()[DomainName]

If this is not NULL, this is not a finding.

If the computer is not joined to a domain, determine what the time source is. (Run the following command in an elevated PowerShell session.)

w32tm /query /source

If the results of the command return "Local CMOS Clock" and is not documented with justification and AO authorization, this is a finding.

If the OS does not synchronize with a time server, review the procedure for maintaining accurate time on the system.

If such a procedure does not exist, this is a finding.

If the procedure exists, review evidence that the correct time is actually maintained.

If the evidence indicates otherwise, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-79233

Documentable

False

Rule Version

SQL6-D0-011200

Severity Override Guidance

SQL Server audits store the timestamp in UTC time.

Determine if the computer is joined to a domain.

SELECT DEFAULT_DOMAIN()[DomainName]

If this is not NULL, this is not a finding.

If the computer is not joined to a domain, determine what the time source is. (Run the following command in an elevated PowerShell session.)

w32tm /query /source

If the results of the command return "Local CMOS Clock" and is not documented with justification and AO authorization, this is a finding.

If the OS does not synchronize with a time server, review the procedure for maintaining accurate time on the system.

If such a procedure does not exist, this is a finding.

If the procedure exists, review evidence that the correct time is actually maintained.

If the evidence indicates otherwise, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3219

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