From z/OS TSS STIG
Part of AAMV0010
Associated with IA controls: DCCS-1, DCCS-2, ECSD-2, ECSD-1
Associated with: CCI-000326
Without proper tracking of changes to the operating system software environment, its processing integrity and availability are subject to compromise.
a) Refer to the following report produced by the z/OS Data Collection: - EXAM.RPT(SMPERPT) b) Invoke the CA-EXAMINE application from within ISPF/PDF. This is typically done by executing %EXAMINE from ISPF/PDF option 6. From the CA EXAMINE primary menu, enter 2.3.3 from the command line to display the INSTALLED PRODUCTS SELECTION menu. Enter a hyphen (-) for all optional search criteria fields and a valid SMP/E CSI name. Repeat this step for all applicable SMP/E CSI names. NOTE 1: CSI names can be obtained from the SMPERPT report or by leaving the CSI name field blank and allowing CA-EXAMINE to compile a list of cataloged CSI data sets from which to choose. NOTE 2: SMP/E CSIs may not be present on this domain. If the site uses another domain to install products via SMP/E, and then copies the SMP/E product installation libraries to this domain, this is acceptable. Review the domain where the SMP/E environment resides and compare it against the domain being reviewed for compliance. The z/OS Vendor recommends that all products with the capability for installation via IBM’s SMP/E process will be installed and maintained using that process. c) If the entries contained in the SMP/E CSIs accurately reflect the operating system software environment, there is NO FINDING. d) If the entries contained in the SMP/E CSIs do not accurately reflect the operating system software environment, this is a FINDING.
The systems programmer responsible for supporting changes to the software will ensure that all changes and updates are tracked and maintained using a CMP. Obtain/locate all applicable SMP/E data sets (e.g., CSI, PTS, etc.). Ensure that all entries contained in the SMP/E configuration are matched with the operating system environment. Verify with the Systems programmer that the components of the operating system are controlled through a CMP. Note: Many systems are created from a base system that is controlled by a change management program. Be sure to note that the system has been maintained based on this process.
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