Windows 2008 Domain Controller Security Technical Implementation Guide

V6R33 2015-09-02       U_Windows_2008_DC_V6R33_STIG_SCAP_1-1_Benchmark-xccdf.xml
The Windows 2008 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) is published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. The requirements were developed from DoD consensus, as well as the Windows 2008 Security Guide and security templates published by Microsoft Corporation. Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via e-mail to the following address: [email protected]
Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description
SV-29338r1_rule 2.005 CCI-002605 HIGH Systems must be at supported service packs (SP) or releases levels. Systems at unsupported service packs or releases will not receive security updates for new vulnerabilities and leaves them subject to exploitation. Systems must be maintained at a service pack level supported by the vendor with new security updates.HKSystem AdministratorVIVM-1
SV-29591r1_rule 3.007 CCI-000366 LOW The system allows shutdown from the logon dialog box. Displaying the shutdown button may allow individuals to shut down a system anonymously. Only authenticated users should be allowed to shut down the system. Preventing display of this button in the logon dialog box, ensures that individuals who shut down the system are authorized and tracked in the systems Security event log.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29474r1_rule 2.007 CCI-000172 MEDIUM File-auditing configuration does not meet minimum requirements. Improper modification of the core system files can render a system inoperable. Further, modifications to these system files can have a significant impact on the security configuration of the system. Auditing of significant modifications made to the system files provides a method of determining the responsible party.Automated checking sometimes reports this as a false finding. If a manual review of a questionable finding shows auditing to be set correctly, then this would not be a finding.System AdministratorECAR-1, ECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-29634r3_rule 3.011 CCI-000048 MEDIUM The required legal notice must be configured to display before console logon. Failure to display the logon banner prior to a logon attempt will negate legal proceedings resulting from unauthorized access to system resources.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECWM-1
SV-28979r3_rule 3.013 CCI-000366 LOW Caching of logon credentials must be limited. The default Windows configuration caches the last logon credentials for users who log on interactively to a system. This feature is provided for system availability reasons, such as the user's machine being disconnected from the network or domain controllers being unavailable. Even though the credential cache is well-protected, if a system is attacked, an unauthorized individual may isolate the password to a domain user account using a password-cracking program and gain access to the domain.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-28983r1_rule 3.018 CCI-001090 HIGH Anonymous shares are not restricted. This is a Category 1 finding because it allows anonymous logon users (null session connections) to list all account names and enumerate all shared resources, thus providing a map of potential points to attack the system.trueIn a mixed Windows environment this setting may cause systems with down-level operating systems to fail to authenticate, may prevent their users from changing their passwords, and may cause problems with managing printers and spools. In domains supporting Exchange 2003 servers and versions of Outlook earlier than Outlook 2003, the setting “Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares” should be set to “Disabled” on the Domain Controller Group Policy, to allow Outlook to anonymously query the global catalog service.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1, PRNK-1
SV-28987r1_rule 4.002 CCI-000044 MEDIUM Number of allowed bad-logon attempts does not meet minimum requirements. The account lockout feature, when enabled, prevents brute-force password attacks on the system. The higher this value is, the less effective the account lockout feature will be in protecting the local system. The number of bad logon attempts should be reasonably small to minimize the possibility of a successful password attack, while allowing for honest errors made during a normal user logon.HKSystem AdministratorECLO-1, ECLO-2
SV-29639r1_rule 4.003 CCI-000044 MEDIUM Time before bad-logon counter is reset does not meet minimum requirements. This parameter specifies the amount of time that must pass between two successive login attempts to ensure that a lockout will occur. The smaller this value is, the less effective the account lockout feature will be in protecting the local system.HKSystem AdministratorECLO-1, ECLO-2
SV-29643r1_rule 4.004 CCI-002238 MEDIUM Lockout duration does not meet minimum requirements. This parameter specifies the amount of time that must pass before a locked-out account is automatically unlocked by the system.HKSystem AdministratorECLO-1, ECLO-2
SV-28991r1_rule 4.009 CCI-002235 HIGH Unauthorized users are granted right to Act as part of the operating system. This is a Category 1 finding because users and user groups that are assigned this right can bypass all security protective mechanisms that apply to all users, including administrators. Accounts with this right should have passwords with the maximum length and be kept in a locked container accessible only by the IAO and his designated backup. Some applications require this right to function. Any exception needs to be documented with the IAO.trueRemoving application accounts from this right may cause the applications to stop functioning.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-18394r3_rule 4.010-DC CCI-000366 MEDIUM User rights assignments must meet minimum requirements. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities not required by the normal user.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-29647r1_rule 4.011 CCI-000199 MEDIUM Maximum password age does not meet minimum requirements. The longer a password is in use, the greater the opportunity for someone to gain unauthorized knowledge of the passwords. Further, scheduled changing of passwords hinders the ability of unauthorized system users to crack passwords and gain access to a system.HKSystem AdministratorIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-28995r1_rule 4.012 CCI-000198 MEDIUM Minimum password age does not meet minimum requirements. Permitting passwords to be changed in immediate succession within the same day, allows users to cycle passwords through their history database. This enables users to effectively negate the purpose of mandating periodic password changes.HKSystem AdministratorIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-29652r1_rule 4.014 CCI-000200 MEDIUM Password uniqueness does not meet minimum requirements. A system is more vulnerable to unauthorized access when system users recycle the same password several times without being required to change a password to a unique password on a regularly scheduled basis. This enables users to effectively negate the purpose of mandating periodic password changes.HKSystem AdministratorIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-29657r1_rule 4.020 CCI-000804 MEDIUM The built-in guest account is not disabled. A system faces an increased vulnerability threat if the built-in guest account is not disabled. This account is a known account that exists on all Windows systems and cannot be deleted. This account is initialized during the installation of the operating system with no password assigned. This account is a member of the Everyone user group and has all the rights and permissions associated with that group, which could subsequently provide access to system resources to anonymous users.System AdministratorIAAC-1
SV-29485r1_rule 4.021 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The built-in guest account has not been renamed. A system faces an increased vulnerability threat if the built-in guest account is not renamed or disabled. The built-in guest account is a known user account on all Windows systems, and as initially installed, does not require a password. This can allow access to system resources by unauthorized users. This account is a member of the group Everyone and has all the rights and permissions associated with that group and could provide access to system resources to unauthorized users.System AdministratorIAAC-1
SV-28998r1_rule 4.022 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The built-in administrator account has not been renamed. The built-in administrator account is a well known account. Renaming the account to an unidentified name improves the protection of this account and the system.System AdministratorIAAC-1
SV-29488r1_rule 5.002 CCI-001849 MEDIUM Event log sizes do not meet minimum requirements. Inadequate log size will cause the log to fill up quickly and require frequent clearing by administrative personnel.trueMicrosoft recommends that the combined size of all the event logs (including DNS logs, Directory Services logs, and Replication logs on Servers or Domain Controllers) should not exceed 300 megabytes. Exceeding the recommended value can impact performance.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECRR-1
SV-29507r1_rule 2.006 CCI-002165 MEDIUM ACLs for system files and directories do not conform to minimum requirements. Failure to properly configure file and directory permissions (ACLs) allows the possibility of unauthorized and anonymous modification to the operating system and installed applications.If a manual check of a questionable ACL setting shows that it has been set to meet or is more restrictive than minimum requirements, then it will not be counted as a finding.trueSystem AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29001r2_rule 4.006 CCI-001133 LOW Users must be forcibly disconnected when their logon hours expire. Users must not be permitted to remain logged on to the network after they have exceeded their permitted logon hours. In many cases, this indicates that a user forgot to log off before leaving for the day. However, it may also indicate that a user is attempting unauthorized access at a time when the system may be less closely monitored. Forcibly disconnecting users when logon hours expire protects critical and sensitive network data from exposure to unauthorized personnel with physical access to the computer.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29004r2_rule 3.034 CCI-000197 MEDIUM Unencrypted passwords must not be sent to third-party SMB Servers. Some non-Microsoft SMB servers only support unencrypted (plain text) password authentication. Sending plain text passwords across the network, when authenticating to an SMB server, reduces the overall security of the environment. Check with the Vendor of the SMB server to see if there is a way to support encrypted password authentication.HKSystem AdministratorECCT-1, ECCT-2
SV-29007r2_rule 3.040 CCI-002038 MEDIUM Automatic logons must be disabled. Allowing a system to automatically log on when the machine is booted could give access to any unauthorized individual who restarts the computer. Automatic logon with administrator privileges would give full access to an unauthorized individual.If the DefaultName or DefaultDomainName in the same registry path contain an administrator account name and the DefaultPassword contains a value, this is a CAT I finding.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29685r1_rule 3.028 CCI-000192 LOW The built-in Microsoft password filter is not enabled. The use of complex passwords increases their strength against guessing. This policy setting configures the system to verify that newly-created passwords conform to the Windows password complexity policy.System AdministratorIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-29010r1_rule 3.029 CCI-001812 LOW Print driver installation privilege is not restricted to administrators. By default, the print spooler allows any user to add and to delete printer drivers on the local system. This capability should be restricted to authorized personnel.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-29013r1_rule 3.031 CCI-000366 HIGH The Send download LanMan compatible password option is not set to Send NTLMv2 response only\refuse LM. The Kerberos v5 authentication protocol is the default for authentication of users who are logging on to domain accounts. NTLM is retained in later Windows versions for compatibility with clients and servers that are running earlier versions of Windows. It is also used to authenticate logons to stand-alone computers that are running later versions.trueSetting this to the required setting may prevent authentication with older Operating Systems and break some applications.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-29016r1_rule 3.032 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Ctrl+Alt+Del security attention sequence is Disabled. Disabling the Ctrl+Alt+Del security attention sequence can compromise system security. Because only Windows responds to the Ctrl+Alt+Del security sequence, you can be assured that any passwords you enter following that sequence are sent only to Windows. If you eliminate the sequence requirement, malicious programs can request and receive your Windows password. Disabling this sequence also suppresses a custom logon banner.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-47871r1_rule WINUR-000017-DC CCI-000213 MEDIUM The Deny access to this computer from the network user right on domain controllers must be configured to prevent unauthenticated access. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Deny Access from the Network" right defines the accounts that are prevented from logging on from the network. The Guests group must be assigned this right to prevent unauthenticated access.trueSystem AdministratorECLP-1
SV-28472r1_rule 3.047 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The Smart Card removal option is set to take no action. Determines what should happen when the smart card for a logged-on user is removed from the smart card reader. The options are: - No Action - Lock Workstation - Force LogofftrueHKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29020r2_rule 3.048 CCI-000366 LOW The Recovery Console SET command must be disabled. The Recovery Console SET command allows environment variables to be set in the Recovery Console. This permits access to all drives and folders and the copying of files to removable media which could expose sensitive information.HKSystem AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29024r1_rule 3.049 CCI-002038 HIGH The Recovery Console option is set to permit automatic logon to the system. This is a Category 1 finding because if this option is set, the Recovery Console does not require you to provide a password and will automatically log on to the system, giving Administrator access to system files. By default, the Recovery Console requires you to provide the password for the Administrator account before accessing the system.HKSystem AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29027r1_rule 3.046 CCI-002418 MEDIUM The Windows SMB server is not enabled to perform SMB packet signing when possible. If this policy is enabled, it causes the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) server to perform SMB packet signing.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29515r1_rule 3.043 CCI-002418 MEDIUM Outgoing secure channel traffic is not encrypted when possible. Requests sent on the secure channel are authenticated, and sensitive information (such as passwords) is encrypted, but not all information is encrypted. If this policy is enabled, outgoing secure channel traffic should be encrypted.If the value for “Domain Member: Digitally encrypt or sign secure channel data (always)” is set to “Enabled”, then this would not be a finding. HKSystem AdministratorECCT-1, ECCT-2
SV-29518r1_rule 3.042 CCI-002418 MEDIUM Outgoing secure channel traffic is not signed when possible. Requests sent on the secure channel are authenticated, and sensitive information (such as passwords) is encrypted, but the channel is not integrity checked. If this policy is enabled, all outgoing secure channel traffic should be signed.If the value for “Domain Member: Digitally encrypt or sign secure channel data (always)” is set to “Enabled”, then this would not be a finding.HKSystem AdministratorDCNR-1
SV-29030r1_rule 3.044 CCI-000366 LOW The computer account password is prevented from being reset. As a part of Windows security, computer account passwords are changed automatically. Enabling this policy to disable automatic password changes can make the system more vulnerable to malicious access. Frequent password changes can be a significant safeguard for your system. If this policy is disabled, a new password for the computer account will be generated every week.HKSystem AdministratorIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-29033r1_rule 3.045 CCI-002418 MEDIUM The Windows SMB client is not enabled to perform SMB packet signing when possible. If this policy is enabled, it causes the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) client to perform SMB packet signing when communicating with an SMB server that is enabled or required to perform SMB packet signing.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29217r1_rule 3.052 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Ejection of removable NTFS media is not restricted to Administrators. Removable hard drives can be formatted and ejected by others who are not members of the Administrators Group, if they are not properly configured. Formatting and ejecting removable NTFS media should only be done by administrators.HKSystem AdministratorECLP-1
SV-29220r1_rule 3.054 CCI-000366 LOW Users are not warned in advance that their passwords will expire. This setting configures the system to display a warning to users telling them how many days are left before their password expires. By giving the user advanced warning, the user has time to construct a sufficiently strong password.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29223r1_rule 3.055 CCI-000366 LOW The default permissions of Global system objects are not increased. Windows system maintains a global list of shared system resources such as DOS device names, mutexes, and semaphores. Each type of object is created with a default DACL that specifies who can access the objects with what permissions. If this policy is enabled, the default DACL is stronger, allowing non-admin users to read shared objects, but not modify shared objects that they did not create.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29226r2_rule 4.028 CCI-001133 LOW The amount of idle time required before suspending a session must be properly set. Open sessions can increase the avenues of attack on a system. This setting is used to control when a computer disconnects an inactive SMB session. If client activity resumes, the session is automatically re-established. This protects critical and sensitive network data from exposure to unauthorized personnel with physical access to the computer.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29689r1_rule 3.057 CCI-000196 MEDIUM Reversible password encryption is not disabled. Storing passwords using reversible encryption is essentially the same as storing clear-text versions of the passwords. For this reason, this policy should never be enabled.System AdministratorIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-28493r1_rule AD.3058_2008 CCI-002235 MEDIUM The Server Operators group must have the ability to schedule jobs by means of the AT command disabled. This policy controls the ability of members of the local Server Operators group to schedule AT jobs. If disabled, only administrators can schedule jobs that use AT commands. Unlike Scheduled Tasks which require you to specify the credential under which the task will run, AT jobs run under the authority of whatever account the AT service runs (SYSTEM by default). Non administrators who can schedule AT commands, thus have a means to elevate their privileges. Although this setting is disabled, Server Operators will still be able to schedule jobs using Task Scheduler.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29526r1_rule 3.059 CCI-001764 HIGH The system is configured to autoplay removable media. Autoplay begins reading from a drive as soon as you insert media in the drive. As a result, the setup file of programs and the music on audio media starts immediately. By default, Autoplay is disabled on removable drives, such as the floppy disk drive (but not the CD-ROM drive), and on network drives. If you enable this policy, you can also disable Autoplay on all drives.HKHKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-28494r1_rule AD.4029_2008 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The Kerberos policy option must be configured to enforce user logon restrictions. This policy setting determines whether the Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) validates every request for a session ticket against the user rights policy of the target computer. The policy is enabled by default which is the most secure setting for validating access to target resources is not circumvented.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-28497r1_rule AD.4030_2008 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The Kerberos service ticket maximum lifetime must meet minimum standards. This setting determines the maximum amount of time (in minutes) that a granted session ticket can be used to access a particular service. Session tickets are used only to authenticate new connections with servers. Ongoing operations are not interrupted if the session ticket used to authenticate the connection expires during the connection.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-28499r1_rule AD.4031_2008 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The Kerberos policy option maximum lifetime for user ticket must be set to a maximum of 10 hours or less. In Kerberos, there are 2 types of tickets: Ticket Granting Tickets (TGTs) and Service Tickets. Kerberos tickets have a limited lifetime so the time an attacker has to implement an attack is limited. This policy controls how long TGTs can be renewed. With Kerberos, the user’s initial authentication to the domain controller results in a TGT which is then used to request Service Tickets to resources. Upon startup, each computer gets a TGT before requesting a service ticket to the domain controller and any other computers it needs to access. For services that startup under a specified user account, users must always get a TGT first, then get Service Tickets to all computers and services accessed. System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-28501r1_rule AD.4032_2008 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The Kerberos policy option Maximum lifetime for user ticket renewal must be configured for a maximum of 7 days or less. This setting determines the period of time (in days) during which a users ticket-granting ticket (TGT) may be renewed.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-28505r1_rule AD.4033_2008 CCI-001941 MEDIUM The Kerberos policy option "Maximum tolerance for computer clock synchronization" must be set to a maximum of 5 minutes or less. This setting determines the maximum time difference (in minutes) that Kerberos will tolerate between the time on a client's clock and the time on a server's clock while still considering the two clocks synchronous. In order to prevent replay attacks, Kerberos uses timestamps as part of its protocol definition. For timestamps to work properly, the clocks of the client and the server need to be in sync as much as possible.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-16933r1_rule 3.063 CCI-001090 HIGH Unauthorized named pipes are accessible with anonymous credentials. This is a Category 1 finding because the potential for gaining unauthorized system access. Pipes are internal system communications processes. They are identified internally by ID numbers that vary between systems. To make access to these processes easier, these pipes are given names that do not vary between systems. This setting controls which of these pipes anonymous users may access.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-28589r1_rule 3.064 CCI-001090 HIGH Unauthorized registry paths are remotely accessible. This is a Category 1 finding because it could give unauthorized individuals access to the Registry. It controls which registry paths are accessible from a remote computer.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29704r1_rule 3.065 CCI-001090 HIGH Unauthorized shares can be accessed anonymously. This is a Category 1 finding because the potential for gaining unauthorized system access. Any shares listed can be accessed by any network user. This could lead to the exposure or corruption of sensitive data. Enabling this setting is very dangerous.HKSystem AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29230r1_rule 3.068 CCI-001090 HIGH Solicited Remote Assistance is allowed. This setting controls whether or not solicited remote assistance is allowed from this computer. Solicited assistance is help that is specifically requested by the user. This is a Category 1 finding because it may allow unauthorized parties access to the resources on the computer.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29234r1_rule 4.036 CCI-000366 HIGH The use of local accounts with blank passwords is not restricted to console logons only. This is a Category 1 finding because no accounts with blank passwords should exist on a system. The password policy should prevent this from occurring. However, if a local account with a blank password does exist, enabling this setting will limit the account to local console logon only.HKSystem AdministratorIAIA-1
SV-29239r1_rule 5.017 CCI-000381 MEDIUM The user is allowed to launch Windows Messenger (MSN Messenger, .NET Messenger). This setting prevents the Windows Messenger client from being run. Instant Messaging clients must be in compliance of with the Instant Messaging STIG. Windows Messenger should not be active on Windows unless the instant messaging system is a Managed Enterprise Service for unclassified data for which the DAA has approved.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECIM-1
SV-29244r1_rule 5.018 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Windows Messenger (MSN Messenger, .NET messenger) is run at system startup. This setting prevents the automatic launch of Windows Messenger at user logon. Instant Messaging clients must be in compliance of with the Instant Messaging STIG. Windows Messenger should not be active on Windows unless the instant messaging system is a Managed Enterprise Service for unclassified data for which the DAA has approved.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECIM-1
SV-29708r1_rule 3.069 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system can be removed from the docking station without logging on first. This setting controls the ability to undock the system without having to log on. Since the removal of a computer should be controlled, users should have to log on before undocking the computer to ensure that they have the appropriate rights to undock the system. In addition to software security settings, physical security should be in place to prevent unauthorized removal of computers.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29247r1_rule 4.043 CCI-000366 LOW The maximum age for machine account passwords is not set to requirements. This setting controls the maximum password age that a machine account may have. This setting should be set to no more than 30 days, ensuring the machine changes its password monthly.HKSystem AdministratorIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-29251r1_rule 4.044 CCI-002418 MEDIUM The system is not configured to require a strong session key. This setting controls the required strength of a session key. Setting this value in a domain containing Windows NT or older operating systems will prevent those systems from authenticating. This setting can also prevent a system from being joined to a domain.HKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1
SV-29259r1_rule 3.070 CCI-002038 MEDIUM The system is configured to permit storage of credentials or .NET Passports. This setting controls the storage of authentication credentials or .NET passports on the local system. Such credentials should never be stored on the local machine as that may lead to account compromise.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29264r1_rule 3.071 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system is configured to give anonymous users Everyone rights. This setting helps define the permissions that anonymous users have. If this setting is enabled then anonymous users have the same rights and permissions as the built-in Everyone group. Anonymous users should not have these permissions or rights.HKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECCD-1, ECCD-2, ECLP-1, ECSC-1
SV-29267r1_rule 3.072 CCI-001090 MEDIUM The system is not configured to use the Classic security model. Windows includes two network-sharing security models - Classic and Guest only. With the classic model, local accounts must be password protected; otherwise, anyone can use guest user accounts to access shared system resources.HKSystem AdministratorECLO-1
SV-29270r1_rule 3.073 CCI-000196 HIGH The system is configured to store the LAN Manager hash of the password in the SAM. This setting controls whether or not a LAN Manager hash of the password is stored in the SAM the next time the password is changed. The LAN Manager hash is a weak encryption algorithm and there are several tools available that use this hash to retrieve account passwords.HKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1, IAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-29273r1_rule 3.075 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system is not configured to recommended LDAP client signing requirements. This setting controls the signing requirements for LDAP clients. This setting should be set to Negotiate signing or Require signing depending on the environment and type of LDAP server in use.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29530r1_rule 3.076 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system is not configured to meet the minimum requirement for session security for NTLM SSP based Clients. Microsoft has implemented a variety of security support providers for use with RPC sessions. In a homogenous Windows environment, all of the options should be enabled and testing should be performed in a heterogeneous environment to determine the maximum-security level that provides reliable functionality.trueMicrosoft warns that setting these may prevent the client from communicating with legacy servers that do not support them. “Require NTLMv2 session security” will prevent authentication, if the “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level” is set to permit NTLM or LM authentication. System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECCT-1, ECCT-2
SV-29533r1_rule 3.077 CCI-002450 MEDIUM The system is not configured to use FIPS compliant Algorithms for Encryption, Hashing, and Signing. This setting ensures that the system uses algorithms that are FIPS compliant for encryption, hashing, and signing. FIPS compliant algorithms meet specific standards established by the U.S. Government and should be the algorithms used for all OS encryption functions.Clients with this setting enabled will not be able to communicate via digitally encrypted or signed protocols with servers that do not support these algorithms. Both the Browser and Web Server must be configured to use TLS, or the browser will not be able to connect to a secure site.HKSystem AdministratorECCT-1, ECCT-2
SV-29536r2_rule 3.078 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system must be configured to require case insensitivity for non-Windows subsystems. This setting controls the behavior of non-Windows subsystems when dealing with the case of arguments or commands. Case sensitivity could lead to the access of files or commands that must be restricted. To prevent this from happening, case insensitivity restrictions must be required.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-16938r1_rule 5.038 CCI-000054 MEDIUM Terminal Services is not configured to limit users to one remote session (Terminal Server Role) This setting limits users to one remote session. It is possible, if this setting is disabled, for users to establish multiple sessions.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLO-1, ECLO-2
SV-16953r2_rule 5.043 CCI-000068 MEDIUM Terminal Services is not configured with the client connection encryption set to the required level. Remote connections must be encrypted to prevent interception of data or sensitive information. Selecting “High Level” will ensure encryption of Terminal Services sessions in both directions.HKSystem AdministratorECCT-1, ECCT-2
SV-29101r1_rule 5.044 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Terminal Services is configured to use a common temporary folder for all sessions (Terminal Server Role). This setting, which is located under the Temporary Folders section of the Terminal Services configuration option, controls the use of per session temporary folders or of a communal temporary folder. If this setting is enabled, only one temporary folder is used for all terminal services sessions. If a communal temporary folder is used, it might be possible for users to access other users temporary folders.HKSystem AdministratorECRC-1
SV-29103r1_rule 5.045 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Terminal Services is not configured to delete temporary folders (Terminal Server Role). This setting, which is located under the Temporary Folders section of the Terminal Services configuration option, controls the deletion of the temporary folders when the session is terminated. Temporary folders should always be deleted after a session is over to prevent hard disk clutter and potential leakage of information.HKSystem AdministratorECRC-1
SV-29105r1_rule 5.046 CCI-001133 MEDIUM Terminal Services is not configured to set a time limit for disconnected sessions (Terminal Server Role). This setting controls how long a session will remain open if it is unexpectedly terminated. Such sessions should be terminated as soon as possible.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29107r1_rule 5.047 CCI-001133 MEDIUM Terminal Services idle session time limit does not meet the requirement (Terminal Server Role). This setting controls how long a session may be idle before it is automatically disconnected from the server. Users should disconnect if they plan on being away from their terminals for extended periods of time. Idle sessions should be disconnected after 15 minutes.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29606r2_rule 3.080 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system is configured to prevent background refresh of Group Policy. If this setting is enabled, then Group Policy settings are not refreshed while a user is currently logged on. This could lead to instances when a user does not have the latest changes to a policy applied and is therefore operating in an insecure context.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29283r1_rule 3.082 CCI-001090 MEDIUM The system is configured to allow unsolicited remote assistance offers. This setting controls whether unsolicited offers of help to this computer are allowed. The list of users allowed to offer remote assistance to this system is accessed by pressing the Helpers button.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29718r1_rule 3.088 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system is not configured to use Safe DLL Search Mode. The default search behavior, when an application calls a function in a Dynamic Link Library (DLL), is to search the current directory followed by the directories contained in the systems path environment variable. An unauthorized DLL inserted into an applications working directory could allow malicious code to be run on the system. Creating the following registry key and setting the appropriate value forces the system to search the %Systemroot% for the DLL before searching the current directory or the rest of the path.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-40097r2_rule 5.060 CCI-001812 MEDIUM Media Player must be configured to prevent automatic checking for updates. Uncontrolled system updates can introduce issues to a system. The automatic check for updates performed by Windows Media Player must be disabled to ensure a constant platform and to prevent the introduction of unknown\untested software on the system.HKSystem AdministratorDCSL-1
SV-29357r1_rule 3.089 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system is not configured to meet the minimum requirement for session security for NTLM SSP based Servers. Microsoft has implemented a variety of security support providers for use with RPC sessions. In a homogenous Windows environment, all of the options should be enabled and testing should be performed in a heterogeneous environment to determine the maximum-security level that provides reliable functionality.trueMicrosoft warns that setting these may prevent the server from communicating with legacy clients that do not support them. “Require NTLMv2 session security” will prevent authentication, if the “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level” is set to permit NTLM or LM authentication. System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECCT-1, ECCT-2
SV-29730r2_rule 3.092 CCI-000139 LOW The system must generate an audit event when the audit log reaches a percentage of full threshold. Audit records may be lost if the security log becomes full. When the audit log reaches a given percent full, an audit event is written to the security log. An event is recorded as a success audit under the category of System. This option may be especially useful if the audit logs are set to be cleared manually.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECRR-1
SV-29361r1_rule 3.094 CCI-000366 LOW The system is configured to allow IP source routing. Protects against IP source routing spoofing.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29364r1_rule 3.095 CCI-000366 LOW The system is configured to redirect ICMP. When disabled, forces ICMP to be routed via shortest path first.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29367r1_rule 3.104 CCI-002385 LOW The system is configured to detect and configure default gateway addresses. Enables or disables the Internet Router Discovery Protocol (IRDP) used to detect and configure Default Gateway addresses on the computer.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29610r1_rule 3.097 CCI-002385 LOW The system is configured for a greater keep-alive time than recommended. Controls how often TCP sends a keep-alive packet in attempting to verify that an idle connection is still intact.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29370r2_rule 3.101 CCI-002385 LOW The system must be configured to ignore NetBIOS name release requests except from WINS servers. Configuring the system to ignore name release requests, except from WINS servers, prevents a denial of service (DoS) attack. The DoS consists of sending a NetBIOS name release request to the server for each entry in the server's cache, causing a response delay in the normal operation of the servers WINS resolution capability.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-41837r2_rule AD.3106_2008 CCI-002418 MEDIUM Domain Controllers must require LDAP signing. Unsigned network traffic is susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks where an intruder captures packets between the server and the client and modifies them before forwarding them to the client. In the case of an LDAP server, this means that an attacker can cause a client to make decisions based on false records from the LDAP directory. You can lower the risk of an attacker pulling this off in a corporate network by implementing strong physical security measures to protect the network infrastructure. Furthermore, implementing Internet Protocol security (IPSec) authentication header mode (AH), which performs mutual authentication and packet integrity for Internet Protocol (IP) traffic, can make all types of man-in-the-middle attacks extremely difficult.trueHKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-41844r1_rule AD.3107_2008 CCI-000366 LOW The domain controller must be configured to allow reset of machine account passwords. Enabling this setting on all domain controllers in a domain prevents domain members from changing their computer account passwords. If these passwords are weak or compromised, the inability to change them may leave these computers vulnerable. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29373r2_rule 5.098 CCI-002385 LOW The system must limit how many times unacknowledged TCP data is retransmitted. In a SYN flood attack, the attacker sends a continuous stream of SYN packets to a server, and the server leaves the half-open connections open until it is overwhelmed and no longer is able to respond to legitimate requests. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29376r1_rule 5.102 CCI-000366 LOW This check verifies that Windows is configured to have password protection take effect within a limited time frame when the screen saver becomes active. Allowing more than several seconds makes the computer vulnerable to a potential attack from someone walking up to the console to attempt to log onto the system before the lock takes effect.An issue was identified where the Security Options files and analysis templates included the registry value for this setting as a Dword type however it should have been a String value. This has been reported to Microsoft and the Security Options files and analysis templates included with the checklists have been corrected as of the December 2008 release.HKSystem AdministratorPESL-1
SV-29732r1_rule 3.108 CCI-001090 HIGH Unauthorized registry paths and sub-paths are remotely accessible. The registry is a database for computer configuration information, much of which is sensitive. An attacker could use this to facilitate unauthorized activities. To reduce the risk of this happening, it is also lowered by the fact that the default ACLs assigned throughout the registry are fairly restrictive and they help to protect it from access by unauthorized users. System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29733r3_rule 3.109 CCI-000186 MEDIUM Users must be required to enter a password to access private keys stored on the computer. Configuring this setting so that users must provide a password (distinct from their domain password) every time they use a key makes it more difficult for an attacker to access locally stored user keys, even if the attacker takes control of the user's computer and determines their logon password. HKSystem AdministratorIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-29734r1_rule 3.110 CCI-000381 LOW Optional Subsystems are permitted to operate on the system. The POSIX subsystem is an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standard that defines a set of operating system services. The POSIX Subsystem is required if the server supports applications that use that subsystem. The subsystem introduces a security risk relating to processes that can potentially persist across logins. That is, if a user starts a process and then logs out, there is a potential that the next user who logs in to the system could access the previous users process. This is dangerous because the process started by the first user may retain that users system privileges; anything the second user does with that process will be performed with the privileges of the first user. trueHKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29735r1_rule 3.111 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Software certificate restriction policies are not enforced. Software restriction policies help to protect users and computers from executing unauthorized code such as viruses and Trojans horses. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-16952r1_rule 5.103 CCI-001453 MEDIUM The Terminal Server does not require secure RPC communication (Terminal Server Role). Allowing unsecure RPC communication exposes the server to man in the middle attacks and data disclosure attacks. A man in the middle attack occurs when an intruder captures packets between a client and server and modifies them before allowing the packets to be exchanged. Usually the attacker will modify the information in the packets in an attempt to cause either the client or server to reveal sensitive information. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29379r2_rule 3.112 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Group Policy objects are not reprocessed if they have not changed. Enabling this setting and then selecting the "Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed" option ensures that the policies will be reprocessed even if none have been changed. This way, any unauthorized changes are forced to match the domain-based group policy settings again. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29382r1_rule 3.113 CCI-002418 MEDIUM Outgoing secure channel traffic is not encrypted or signed. Requests sent on the secure channel are authenticated, and sensitive information (such as passwords) is encrypted, but not all information is encrypted. If this policy is enabled, outgoing secure channel traffic will be encrypted and signed.HKSystem AdministratorECCT-1, ECCT-2
SV-29385r1_rule 3.114 CCI-002418 MEDIUM The Windows Server SMB client is not enabled to always perform SMB packet signing. If this policy is enabled, it causes the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) client to perform SMB packet signing when communicating with an SMB server that is enabled or required to perform SMB packet signing.If the environment is a mixed one, with down-level OSs, or maintains trusts with down-level OSs, then this to the required setting could cause compatibility problems. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29392r1_rule 3.115 CCI-002418 MEDIUM The Windows Server SMB server is not enabled to always perform SMB packet signing. If this policy is enabled, it causes the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) server to always perform SMB packet signing.If the environment is a mixed one, with down-level OSs, or maintains trusts with down-level OSs, then configuring this to the required setting could cause compatibility problems. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29545r1_rule 3.116 CCI-001090 HIGH Named Pipes and Shares can be accessed anonymously. This is a Category 1 finding because of the potential for gaining unauthorized system access. Pipes are internal system communications processes. They are identified internally by ID numbers that vary between systems. To make access to these processes easier, these pipes are given names that do not vary between systems. When this setting is disabled, Network shares can be accessed by any network user. This could lead to the exposure or corruption of sensitive data.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29389r2_rule 4.013 CCI-000205 MEDIUM For systems utilizing a logon ID as the individual identifier, passwords must be a minimum of 14 characters in length. Information systems not protected with strong password schemes including passwords of minimum length provide the opportunity for anyone to crack the password thus gaining access to the system and causing the device, information, or the local network to be compromised or a denial of service. Strong passwords may invite users to write down the passwords. Ensure that all users store passwords in a secured location.HKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-51984r1_rule 4.008-DC CCI-000172 MEDIUM Auditing records must be configured as required. Maintaining an audit trail of system activity logs can help identify configuration errors, troubleshoot service disruptions, and analyze compromises that have occurred, as well as detect attacks. Audit logs are necessary to provide a trail of evidence in case the system or network is compromised. Collecting this data is essential for analyzing the security of information assets and detecting signs of suspicious and unexpected behavior.HKHKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-29400r1_rule 3.119 CCI-000366 LOW The system is configured to allow the display of the last user name on the logon screen. The user name of the last user to log onto a system will not be displayed. This eliminates half of the Userid/Password equation that an unauthorized person would need to log on.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-54938r1_rule DS00.0210_2008 CCI-002235 HIGH The Synchronize directory service data user right must be configured to include no accounts or groups (blank). A Windows account with the "Synchronize directory service data" right has the ability to read all information in the AD database. This bypasses the object access permissions that would otherwise restrict access to the data. The scope of access granted by this right is too broad for secure usage. Specific object permissions or other group membership assignments could be used to provide access on an appropriate scale.System AdministratorECAN-1, ECCD-1, ECCD-2, ECLP-1
SV-29402r2_rule 3.123 CCI-001095 MEDIUM Auditing Access of Global System Objects must be turned off. This setting prevents the system from setting up a default system access control list for certain system objects, which could create a very large number of security events, filling the security log in Windows and making it difficult to identify actual issues.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29404r1_rule 3.124 CCI-001095 MEDIUM Audit of Backup and Restore Privileges is not turned off. This policy setting stops the system from generating audit events for every file backed up or restored which could fill the Security log in Windows. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29550r1_rule 3.125 CCI-000169 MEDIUM Audit policy using subcategories is enabled. This policy setting allows administrators to enable the more precise auditing capabilities present in Windows Vista and later.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-16835r1_rule 3.127 CCI-000366 LOW IPSec Exemptions are limited. This check verifies that Windows is configured to limit IPSec exemptions.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29551r1_rule 3.129 CCI-002038 MEDIUM User Account Control - Built In Admin Approval Mode This check verifies whether the built-in Administrator account runs in Admin Approval Mode.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-14846r2_rule 3.130 CCI-001084 MEDIUM User Account Control must, at minimum, prompt administrators for consent. User Account Control (UAC) is a security mechanism for limiting the elevation of privileges, including administrative accounts, unless authorized. This setting configures the elevation requirements for logged on administrators to complete a task that requires raised privileges.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-28479r1_rule 3.131 CCI-002038 MEDIUM User Account Control - Behavior of elevation prompt for standard users. This check verifies that standard users are automatically denied when attempting to complete a task that requires raised privileges.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29552r1_rule 3.132 CCI-001084 MEDIUM User Account Control - Detect Application Installations This check verifies whether Windows responds to application installation requests by prompting for credentials.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29553r1_rule 3.134 CCI-001084 MEDIUM User Account Control - Elevate UIAccess applications that are in secure locations This check verifies whether Windows only allows applications installed in a secure location, such as the Program Files or the Windows\System32 folders, on the file system to run with elevated privileges.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29099r1_rule 3.137 CCI-002038 MEDIUM User Account Control - Run all admins in Admin Approval Mode This check verifies that UAC has not been disabled.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29554r1_rule 3.135 CCI-001084 MEDIUM User Account Control - Switch to secure desktop This check verifies that the elevation prompt is only used in secure desktop mode.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29555r1_rule 3.136 CCI-001084 MEDIUM User Account Control - Non UAC Compliant Application Virtualization This check verifies that non UAC compliant applications will run in virtualized file and registry entries allowing them to run.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29556r1_rule 5.132 CCI-001084 MEDIUM Require username and password to elevate a running application. This check verifies that the system is configured to always require users to type in a user name and password to elevate a running application.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29406r1_rule 5.116 CCI-002038 MEDIUM Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Service - Prevent password saving in the Remote Desktop Client This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent Users from saving passwords in the Remote Desktop Client.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29198r1_rule 5.118 CCI-001090 MEDIUM Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services - Local drives prevented from sharing with Terminal Servers (Terminal Server Role). This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent users from sharing the local drives on their client computers to Terminal Servers that they access.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29413r1_rule 5.125 CCI-000381 MEDIUM File and Folder Publish to Web option unavailable. This check verifies that the system is configured to make the options to publish to the web unavailable from File and Folder Tasks in Windows folders.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29416r1_rule 5.126 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Web Publishing and online ordering wizards prevented from downloading list of providers. This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent Windows from downloading a list of providers for the Web publishing and online ordering wizards.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29418r1_rule 5.127 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Windows Messenger prevented from collecting anonymous information. This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent Windows Messenger from collecting anonymous information about how the Windows Messenger software and service is used.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29420r1_rule 5.128 CCI-001812 MEDIUM Search Companion prevented from automatically downloading content updates. This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent Search Companion from automatically downloading content updates during local and Internet searches.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29422r1_rule 5.129 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Prevent printing over HTTP. This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent the client computer’s ability to print over HTTP, which allows the computer to print to printers on the intranet as well as the Internet.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29424r1_rule 5.130 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Computer prevented from downloading print driver packages over HTTP. This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent the computer from downloading print driver packages over HTTP.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29426r1_rule 5.131 CCI-001812 MEDIUM Windows is prevented from using Windows Update to search for drivers. This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent Windows from searching Windows Update for device drivers when no local drivers for a device are present.HKSystem AdministratorDCSL-1
SV-29955r3_rule 5.050 CCI-000366 MEDIUM IPv6 must be disabled until a deliberate transition strategy has been implemented. Use of IPv6 transition technologies must be disabled. Any nodes’ interface with IPv6 enabled by default presents a potential risk of traffic being transmitted or received without proper risk mitigation strategy and is therefore, a serious security concern.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1
SV-29428r1_rule 5.202 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Windows Peer to Peer Networking This check verifies Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Service is turned off.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29430r1_rule 5.203 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Prohibit Network Bridge in Windows This check verifies the Network Bridge can not be installed and configured. System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29434r1_rule 5.213 CCI-000185 LOW Root Certificates Update This check verifies that Root Certificates will not be updated automatically from the Microsoft site.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-21932r2_rule 5.214 CCI-000381 LOW Event Viewer Events.asp links must be turned off. Viewing events is a function of administrators, who must not access the internet with privileged accounts. This setting will disable Events.asp hyperlinks in Event Viewer to prevent links to the internet from within events. System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29437r1_rule 5.216 CCI-000381 LOW Internet Connection Wizard ISP Downloads This check verifies that the Internet Connection Wizard cannot download a list of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from Microsoft.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29439r1_rule 5.217 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Disable Internet File Association Service This check verifies that unhandled file associations will not use the Microsoft Web service to find an application.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29441r1_rule 5.218 CCI-000381 LOW Windows Registration Wizard This check verifies that the Windows Registration Wizard is blocked from online registration.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29614r1_rule 5.219 CCI-000381 LOW Order Prints Online This check verifies that the “Order Prints Online” task is not available in Windows Explorer.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29443r1_rule 5.220 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Windows Movie Maker Codec Downloads This check verifies that the codecs will not be automatically downloaded for Windows Movie Maker.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29445r1_rule 5.221 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Windows Movie Maker Web Links This check verifies that the links to web sites in Windows Movie Maker will not be available.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29447r1_rule 5.222 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Windows Movie Maker Online Hosting This check verifies that movies can not be sent to a video hosting provider on the web.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29451r2_rule 5.231 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Attachments must be prevented from being downloaded from RSS feeds. Attachments from RSS feeds may not be secure. This setting will prevent attachments from being downloaded from RSS feeds.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29453r1_rule 5.240 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Windows Explorer – Shell Protocol Protected Mode This check verifies that the shell protocol is run in protected mode. (This allows applications to only open limited folders.)HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29455r1_rule 5.241 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Windows Installer – IE Security Prompt This check verifies that users are notified if a web-based program attempts to install software. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29457r1_rule 5.242 CCI-001812 MEDIUM Windows Installer – User Control This check verifies that users are prevented from changing installation options.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29459r1_rule 5.243 CCI-001812 LOW Windows Installer – Vendor Signed Updates This check verifies that users are prevented applying vendor signed updates.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29461r1_rule 5.248 CCI-000366 LOW Media Player – First Use Dialog Boxes This check verifies that users are not presented with Privacy and Installation options on first use of Windows Media Player.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29561r1_rule 5.200 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Network – Mapper I/O Driver This check verifies that the Mapper I/O network protocol driver is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29562r1_rule 5.201 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Network – Responder Driver This check verifies that the Responder network protocol driver is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29759r1_rule 5.206 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Network – Windows Connect Now Wireless Configuration This check verifies that the configuration of wireless devices using Windows Connect Now is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29563r1_rule 5.207 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Network – Windows Connect Now Wizards This check verifies that access to the Windows Connect Now wizards is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29564r1_rule 5.211 CCI-001812 LOW Driver Install – Device Driver Search Prompt This check verifies that users will not be prompted to search Windows Updated for device drivers.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29565r1_rule 5.226 CCI-000366 LOW Remote Assistance – Session Logging This check verifies that Remote Assistance log files will be generated.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29566r1_rule 5.230 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Online Assistance – Untrusted Content This check verifies that untrusted content is not rendered for online assistance.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29567r1_rule 5.232 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Search – Encrypted Files Indexing This check verifies that encrypted files are not indexed.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29572r1_rule 5.234 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Defender – SpyNet Reporting This check verifies that SpyNet membership is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29573r2_rule WINER-000003 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to save Error Reporting events and messages to the system event log. Maintaining an audit trail of system activity logs can help identify configuration errors, troubleshoot service disruptions, and analyze compromises that have occurred, as well as detect attacks. This setting ensures that Error Reporting events will be saved in the system event log.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29574r2_rule WINER-000002 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to generate error reports. Enabling Windows Error Reporting generates information useful to system administrators and forensics analysts for diagnosing system problems and investigating intrusions. If Windows Error Reporting is turned off, valuable system diagnostic and vulnerability information may be lost.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29575r2_rule WINER-000004 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to allow a local or DOD-wide collector to request additional error reporting diagnostic data to be sent. Sending additional error reporting data provides valuable system diagnostic and vulnerability information that would otherwise not be generated nor collected. This setting controls whether additional data in support of error reports can be sent to a local or DOD-wide reporting site.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29576r2_rule 5.239 CCI-002385 LOW Windows Explorer – Heap Termination This check verifies that heap termination on corruption is disabled. This may prevent Windows Explorer from terminating immediately from certain legacy plug-in applications.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29577r3_rule 5.244 CCI-000366 LOW Users must be notified if the logon server was inaccessible and cached credentials were used. Notifying a user whether cached credentials were used may make them aware of connection issues.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29578r1_rule 5.245 CCI-000381 LOW Windows Mail – Communities This check verifies that Windows Mail will not check newsgroups for Communities support.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29579r1_rule 5.246 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Windows Mail – Disable Application This check verifies that Windows Mail will be disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29580r1_rule 5.247 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Media DRM – Internet Access This check verifies that Windows Media Digital Rights Management will be prevented from accessing the internet.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29465r1_rule 2.021 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Remove Software Certificate Installation Files This check verifies that software certificate installation files have been removed from a system.trueHKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-16934r1_rule 3.138 CCI-001084 MEDIUM UAC - Allow UIAccess applications to prompt for elevation without using the secure desktop This check verifies whether User Interface Accessibility programs can automatically disable the secure desktop for elevation prompts for a standard user.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-16941r1_rule 5.074 CCI-002314 MEDIUM Terminal Services – Prevent COM Port Redirection (Terminal Server Role). This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent users from mapping local COM ports and redirecting data from the Terminal Server to local COM ports.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-16942r1_rule 5.075 CCI-002314 MEDIUM Terminal Services – Prevent LPT Port Redirection (Terminal Server Role). This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent users from mapping local LPT ports and redirecting data from the Terminal Server to local LPT ports.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-16943r1_rule 5.076 CCI-002314 MEDIUM Terminal Services – Prevent Plug and Play Device Redirection (Terminal Server Role). This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent users from redirecting Plug and Play devices to the Terminal Services session.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-16944r1_rule 5.077 CCI-002314 MEDIUM Terminal Services – Smart Card Device Redirection Enabled (Terminal Server Role). This check verifies that the system is configured to ensure smart card devices can be redirected to the Terminal Services session.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-16945r1_rule 5.078 CCI-002314 LOW Terminal Services – Default Only Client Printer Redirection (Terminal Server Role). This check verifies that the system is configured to allow only the default client printer to be redirected in the Terminal Services session.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-16957r1_rule 5.079 CCI-002314 LOW Terminal Services – Remove Disconnect Option from Shut Down dialog box (Terminal Server Role). This check verifies that the system is configured to remove the Disconnect option from the Shut Down Windows dialog box on the client.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-16960r1_rule 3.140 CCI-001084 MEDIUM UAC - Application Elevations This check verifies that Windows elevates all applications, not just signed ones.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-29581r1_rule 5.254 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program is disabled. This check verifies that the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program is disabled so information is not passed to the vendor.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29585r1_rule 2.022 CCI-001764 HIGH Disallow AutoPlay/Autorun from Autorun.inf This registry key will prevent the autorun.inf from executing commands.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-29589r1_rule 4.005 CCI-002235 HIGH Unapproved Users have access to Debug programs. This is a Category 1 finding as it provides access to the kernel with complete access to sensitive and critical operating system components.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-34591r2_rule 3.014 CCI-000048 LOW The Windows dialog box title for the legal banner must be configured. Failure to display the logon banner prior to a logon attempt will negate legal proceedings resulting from unauthorized access to system resources.System AdministratorECWM-1
SV-47114r1_rule WINUR-000018-DC CCI-000213 MEDIUM The Deny log on as a batch job user right on domain controllers must be configured to prevent unauthenticated access. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Deny log on as a batch job" right defines accounts that are prevented from logging on to the system as a batch job, such as Task Scheduler. The Guests group must be assigned to prevent unauthenticated access.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-47125r1_rule WINUR-000019-DC CCI-000213 MEDIUM The Deny log on as a service user right must be configured to include no accounts or groups (blank). Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Deny log on as a service" right defines accounts that are denied log on as a service. Incorrect configurations could prevent services from starting and result in a DoS.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-47107r1_rule WINUR-000020-DC CCI-000213 MEDIUM The Deny log on locally user right on domain controllers must be configured to prevent unauthenticated access. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Deny log on locally" right defines accounts that are prevented from logging on interactively. The Guests group must be assigned this right to prevent unauthenticated access.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-47143r1_rule WINUR-000021-DC CCI-000213 MEDIUM The Deny log on through Terminal Services user right on domain controllers must be configured to prevent unauthenticated access. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Deny log on through Terminal Services" right defines the accounts that are prevented from logging on using Terminal Services. The Guests group must be assigned this right to prevent unauthenticated access.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-42594r3_rule WINPK-000001 CCI-000185 MEDIUM The DoD Root Certificate must be installed. To ensure secure DoD websites and DoD signed code are properly validated, the system must trust the DoD Root CA 2. The DOD root certificate will ensure that the trust chain is established for server certificates issued from the DOD CA.System AdministratorIATS-1, IATS-2
SV-42605r4_rule WINPK-000003 CCI-000185 MEDIUM The DoD Interoperability Root CA 1 to DoD Root CA 2 cross certificate must be installed. To ensure that users do not experience denial of service on NIPRNet when performing certificate-based authentication to DoD websites due to the system chaining to a root other than DoD Root CA 2, the DoD Interoperability Root CA 1 to DoD Root CA 2 cross certificate must be installed in the Untrusted Certificate Store. This requirement only applies to NIPRNet systems.System AdministratorIATS-1, IATS-2
SV-46218r1_rule WINCC-000001 CCI-001812 HIGH The Windows Installer Always install with elevated privileges must be disabled. Standard user accounts must not be granted elevated privileges. Enabling Windows Installer to elevate privileges when installing applications can allow malicious persons and applications to gain full control of a system.ECLP-1
SV-52394r2_rule WINPK-000004 CCI-000185 MEDIUM The US DoD CCEB Interoperability Root CA 1 to DoD Root CA 2 cross-certificate must be installed into the Untrusted Certificates Store. To ensure users do not experience denial of service on NIPRNet when performing certificate-based authentication to DoD websites due to the system chaining to a root other than DoD Root CA 2, the US DoD CCEB Interoperability Root CA 1 to DoD Root CA 2 cross-certificate must be installed in the Untrusted Certificate Store. This requirement only applies to NIPRNet systems.IATS-1, IATS-2
SV-71661r1_rule WINER-000001 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The Windows Error Reporting Service must be running and configured to start automatically. Windows Error Reporting information can be used to help diagnose day-to-day software issues, as well as help discover malicious code and possibly zero-day attacks on systems.ECSC-1
SV-71855r1_rule WINER-000006 CCI-001314 MEDIUM The system must be configured to prevent the display of error messages to the user. Displaying error messages to users provides them the option of sending the reports. Error reports should be sent silently, unknown to the user. This setting controls whether users are shown an error dialog box that lets them report an error.ECSC-1
SV-71895r1_rule WINER-000010 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to archive error reports. The error reporting archive is stored locally on the system, and is created after an error report has been sent to the local collector or DOD-wide collector (if defined). This creates a backup of the error reporting.ECSC-1
SV-71905r1_rule WINER-000011 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to store all data in the error report archive. The error reporting archive is stored locally on the system and is created after an error report has been sent to the local collector or DOD-wide collector (if defined). Storing all data, including memory contents, adds data that is very helpful in analyzing the errors.ECSC-1
SV-71915r1_rule WINER-000012 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The maximum number of error reports to archive on a system must be configured to 100 or greater. The retention of archived reports provides a history. Older reports are automatically deleted as new reports are generated once the maximum limit has been met. The archive is stored locally on the system and is created after the error report has been sent to the local collector or DOD-wide collector (if defined).ECSC-1
SV-71927r1_rule WINER-000013 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to queue error reports until a local or DOD-wide collector is available. Queueing error reports provides the ability for a system to collect reports locally or until a collection server can be contacted. Valuable system diagnostic and vulnerability information may be lost if the report queue is disabled.ECSC-1
SV-71937r1_rule WINER-000014 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to add all error reports to the queue. Error reports are queued for sending to an error reporting site when the queueing behavior is set to Always Queue. This will maintain the reports in the queue until a connection can be made to the collection server.ECSC-1
SV-71947r1_rule WINER-000015 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The maximum number of error reports to queue on a system must be configured to 50 or greater. The error reporting queue is stored locally on the system and contains the error reports until they have been manually removed or automatically sent to the local collector or DOD-wide collector (if defined). Once a report has been sent to a collector, it is moved to the report archive. Old reports are deleted as new ones arrive once the maximum limit has been met.ECSC-1
SV-71957r1_rule WINER-000016 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to attempt to forward queued error reports once a day. Error reports stored in the queue should be forwarded to a local or DOD-wide collection site when the system can connect to the site. This setting controls the frequency a system will use to try forwarding queued reports to the local or DOD-wide collector.ECSC-1
SV-71967r1_rule WINER-000017 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to automatically consent to send all data requested by a local or DOD-wide error collection site. Configuring error reporting to send all requested data ensures all relevant data associated with the error report is captured for later analysis. This setting determines the default consent behavior of Windows Error Reporting. ECSC-1
SV-71977r1_rule WINER-000018 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to permit the default consent levels of Windows Error Reporting to override any other consent policy setting. This setting determines the behavior of the "Configure Default Consent" setting in relation to custom consent settings. Enabling this allows the default consent levels of Windows Error Reporting to always override any other consent policy setting.ECSC-1