The number of ACF2 users granted the special privilege OPERATOR must be kept to a strictly controlled minimum. (Cat III impact)
To mitigate the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information by entities that have been issued certificates by DoD-approved PKIs, all DoD systems (e.g., web servers and web portals) must be properly configured to incorporate access control methods that do not rely solely on the possession of a certificate for access. Successful authentication must not automatically give an entity access to an asset or security boundary. Authorization procedures and controls must be implemented to ensure each authenticated entity also has a validated and current authorization. Authorization is the process of determining whether an entity, once authenticated, is permitted to access a specific asset. Information systems use access control policies and enforcement mechanisms to implement this requirement. Access control policies include: identity-based policies, role-based policies, and attribute-based policies. Access enforcement mechanisms include: access control lists, access control matrices, and cryptography. These policies and mechanisms must be employed by the application to control access between users (or processes acting on behalf of users) and objects (e.g., devices, files, records, processes, programs, and domains) in the information system.
From the ISPF Command Shell enter: ACF SET LID SET VERBOSE LIST IF(OPERATOR) If the number of users granted the special privilege OPERATOR is strictly controlled and limited to systems programmer and operations personnel, this not a finding. If the number of users granted the special privilege OPERATOR is not strictly controlled and limited to systems programmer and operations personnel, this is a finding.
Ensure that access to the special privilege "OPERATOR" is kept to a minimum and limited to systems programmer, security manager and operations personnel.
Rule ID: SV-223424r904401_rule
Vulnerability ID: V-223424
Group Title: SRG-OS-000080-GPOS-00048
The information system enforces approved authorizations for logical access to information and system resources in accordance with applicable access control policies.