The IBM DB2 V10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows (DB2 LUW) STIG provides the technical security policies, requirements, and implementation details for applying security concepts to DB2 LUW. This guidance is to be used in conjunction with the applicable operating system and network STIGs to provide comprehensive coverage of pertinent vulnerabilities. DB2 is a relational Database Management System (DBMS), together with associated software tools, some of which come bundled with the DBMS, and some as separate products. The language used for data definition, data manipulation, security management, etc., is Structured Query Language (SQL). DB2 extends this declarative language with SQL PL, which provides the full power of a programming language within the database itself. Programs written in SQL PL are known as stored procedures. Applications communicate with DB2 by sending it SQL or SQL PL commands, usually known as queries, which typically are invocations of stored procedures. Applications can be written in any language capable of handling DB2’s interface conventions. Applications may run on the same server as the DBMS, but typically—and especially in the DoD—will run on dedicated web servers or client machines.
- Database Management System
- Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)
DoD Instruction (DoDI) 8500.01 requires that “all IT that receives, processes, stores, displays, or transmits DoD information will be […] configured […] consistent with applicable DoD cybersecurity policies, standards, and architectures” and tasks that Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) “develops and maintains control correlation identifiers (CCIs), security requirements guides (SRGs), security technical implementation guides (STIGs), and mobile code risk categories and usage guides that implement and are consistent with DoD cybersecurity policies, standards, architectures, security controls, and validation procedures, with the support of the NSA/CSS, using input from stakeholders, and using automation whenever possible.” This document is provided under the authority of DoDI 8500.01.
Updated URL to reflect change to the DISA website - http --> https
updated to v1,r2 - 02/16/2018
Updated to FINAL - 3/18/2018
Updated to Ver 1, Rel 3- 10/25/18
Updated to FINAL - 11/26/18
Updated URLs - 6/6/19
NIST checklist record last modified on 06/06/2019