z/OS IBM System Display and Search Facility for ACF2 STIG:
(in versions v6 r9 through v6 r8)
IBM System Display and Search Facility (SDSF) Started Task name will be properly identified and/or defined to the system ACP. (Cat II impact)
IBM System Display and Search Facility (SDSF) requires a started task that will be restricted to certain resources, datasets and other system functions. By defining the started task as a userid to the system ACP, It allows the ACP to control the access and authorized users that require these capabilities. Failure to properly control these capabilities, could compromise of the operating system environment, ACP, and customer data.
Refer to the following report produced by the ACF2 Data Collection: - ACF2CMDS.RPT(ATTSTC) Verify that the logonid(s) for the IBM System Display and Search Facility (SDSF) started task(s) is (are) properly defined. If the following attributes are defined, this is not a finding. STC
The IAO working with the systems programmer will ensure the IBM System Display and Search Facility (SDSF) Started Task(s) is properly identified and/or defined to the System ACP. If the product requires a Started Task, verify that it is properly defined to the System ACP with the proper attributes. Most installation manuals will indicate how a Started Task is identified and any additional attributes that must be specified. The following commands are provided as a sample for defining Started Task(s): SET LID insert SDSF stc name('STC, SDSF')
The information system uniquely identifies and authenticates organizational users (or processes acting on behalf of organizational users).
Identification And Authentication (Organizational Users)