CA 1 Tape Management command resources must be properly defined and protected. (Cat II impact)
CA 1 Tape Management can run with sensitive system privileges, and potentially can circumvent system controls. Failure to properly control access to product resources could result in the compromise of the operating system environment, and compromise the confidentiality of customer data. Many utilities assign resource controls that can be granted to system programmers only in greater than read authority. Resources are also granted to certain non systems personnel with read only authority. On-line applications offer the capabilities to directly access the CA 1 Tape Management Catalog (TMC) for query and update purposes. CA 1 special tape handling privileges offer the ability to process special tape requirements, such as BLP and foreign tapes. Uncontrolled access to these CA 1 features and facilities may threaten the integrity and availability of the CA 1 tape management system, and compromise the confidentiality of customer data.
Refer to the following report produced by the TSS Data Collection and Data Set and Resource Data Collection: - TSSCMDS.RPT(WHOOCA1C) - SENSITVE.RPT(WHOHCA1C) Automated Analysis Refer to the following report produced by the Data Set and Resource Data Collection: - PDI(ZCA10020) Ensure that all CA 1 command resources are properly protected according to the requirements specified in CA 1 Command Resources table in the z/OS STIG Addendum. If the following guidance is true, this is not a finding. ___ The TSS resources and/or generic equivalent as designated in the above table are owned or DEFPROT is specified for the resource class. ___ The TSS resource access authorizations restrict access to the appropriate personnel as designated in the above table. ___ The TSS resource logging is specified as designated in the above table.
Ensure that the CA 1 Tape Management command resource access is in accordance with those outlined in CA 1 Command Resources table in the zOS STIG Addendum. Use CA 1 Command Resources and CA 1 Command Resource for TSS tables in the zOS STIG Addendum. These tables list the resources, access requirements, and the resource class for CA 1 Command Resources; ensure the following guidelines are followed: The TSS resources and/or generic equivalent as designated in the above table are owned or DEFPROT is specified for the resource class. The TSS resource access authorizations restrict access to the appropriate personnel as designated in the above table. The TSS resource logging is specified as designated in the above table. The following commands are provided as a sample for implementing resource controls: TSS ADD(dept-acid) CACMD(L0DELETE) TSS PERMIT(tapeaudt) CACMD(L0DELETE) ACCESS(READ)
The information system provides the capability for privileged administrators to configure the organization-defined security policy filters to support different security policies.
The information system audits the execution of privileged functions.