Win7 Audit

V1R16 2013-06-10       Win7Audit_Benchmark-xccdf.xml
The Windows 7 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 7 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-25257r3_rule 2.005 CCI-002605 HIGH Systems must be at supported service pack (SP) or release 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-25111r1_rule 3.007 CCI-000366 LOW The system allows shutdown from the logon dialog box. Preventing display of the shutdown button in the logon dialog box may encourage a hard shut down with the power button. (However, displaying the shutdown button may allow individuals to shut down a system anonymously.)HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25112r1_rule 3.003 CCI-000366 LOW System pagefile is cleared upon shutdown. This check verifies that Windows is configured to not wipe clean the system pagefile during a controlled system shutdown.System AdministratorECRC-1
SV-25037r1_rule 3.006 CCI-000366 LOW Floppy media devices are not allocated upon user logon. This check verifies that Windows is configured to not limit access to floppy drives when a user is logged on locally.System AdministratorECLP-1, ECSC-1
SV-25046r3_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-25047r2_rule 3.013 CCI-000366 LOW Caching of logon credentials is not 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 is disconnected from the network or domain controllers are not available. Even though the credential cache is well-protected, storing encrypted copies of users passwords on systems do not always have the same physical protection required for domain controllers. If a system is attacked, the 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-25033r1_rule 3.015 CCI-000140 LOW System halts once an event log has reached its maximum size. A system that is configured to halt if an event log becomes full can create a denial of service situation.System AdministratorECRR-1
SV-25090r1_rule 3.018 CCI-001090 HIGH Anonymous enumeration of shares will be 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. By default, Windows allows anonymous users to list account names and enumerate share names.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. System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1, PRNK-1
SV-25015r1_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-25016r1_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-25014r1_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-25017r1_rule WINUR-000003 CCI-002235 HIGH Unauthorized users will not be granted the "Act as part of the operating system" user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. This is a Category 1 finding as accounts and 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-25009r1_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-25010r1_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-25008r1_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-25021r1_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-25024r1_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-25023r1_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 subject to attack. Renaming this account to an unidentified name improves the protection of this account and the system.System AdministratorIAAC-1
SV-25063r1_rule 4.006 CCI-001133 LOW Users are not forcibly disconnected when logon hours expire. Users should 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-25056r1_rule 3.034 CCI-000197 MEDIUM Unencrypted password is sent to third-party SMB server. 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-25064r2_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-25012r1_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-25035r1_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 privileged groups to ensure only stable, non-malicious drivers are used.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-25105r1_rule 3.031 CCI-000366 HIGH The Send download LanMan compatible password option is not set to Send NTLMv2 response only\refuse LM & NTLM. 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 AdministratorIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-25045r1_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-25050r1_rule 3.047 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The smart card removal option is set to take no action. Configuring a system to lock the workstation when a smart card is removed will ensure the system is inaccessible when unattended.trueHKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25110r1_rule 3.048 CCI-000366 LOW The Recovery Console SET command is enabled. Enabling this option enables the Recovery Console SET command, which allows you to set Recovery Console environment variables. This permits floppy copy and access to all drives and folders.HKSystem AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-25109r1_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-25061r1_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-25039r1_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-25040r1_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-25041r1_rule 3.044 CCI-000366 LOW The computer account password is prevented from being reset. Computer account passwords are changed automatically on a regular basis. 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 30 days.HKSystem AdministratorIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-25055r1_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-25034r1_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-25048r1_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-25115r1_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-25057r1_rule 4.028 CCI-001133 LOW Amount of idle time required before suspending a session is improperly set. Administrators should use this setting 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-25013r1_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-25175r1_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-25093r1_rule 3.063 CCI-001090 HIGH Unauthorized named pipes are accessible with anonymous credentials. 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. This setting controls which of these pipes anonymous users may access.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25095r1_rule 3.064 CCI-001090 HIGH Unauthorized registry paths are remotely accessible. This setting controls which registry paths are accessible from a remote computer. This is a Category 1 finding because it could give unauthorized individuals access to the registry. System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-25101r1_rule 3.065 CCI-001090 HIGH Unauthorized shares can be accessed anonymously. This is a Category 1 finding because of 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.HKSystem AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-25170r1_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-25022r1_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-25253r1_rule 5.016 CCI-000381 HIGH Internet Information System (IIS) or its subcomponents are installed on a workstation. This is a Category 1 finding because not removing these services may allow unauthorized internet services to be hosted. Web sites should only be hosted on servers that have been designed for that purpose and can be adequately secured. trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1
SV-25042r1_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-25043r1_rule 4.044 CCI-002418 MEDIUM The system is not configured to require a strong session key. This setting controls the requirement that strong session keys be used between systems. This setting may prevent a system from being joined to a domain if not configured consistently between systems.HKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1
SV-25049r1_rule 4.045 CCI-000366 LOW Domain Controller authentication is not required to unlock the workstation. This setting controls the behavior of the system when you attempt to unlock the workstation. If this setting is enabled, the system will pass the credentials to the domain controller (if in a domain) for authentication before allowing the system to be unlocked. This may cause a denial of service if the workstation looses connectivity to the domain controller.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25091r1_rule 3.070 CCI-002038 MEDIUM The system is configured to permit storage of passwords and credentials. This setting controls the storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication 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-25092r1_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-25103r1_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-25104r1_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 uses 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-25818r1_rule 3.074 CCI-001133 MEDIUM The system is not configured to force users to log off when their allowed logon hours expire. This setting controls whether or not users are forced to log off when their allowed logon hours expire. If logon hours are set for users, then this should be enforced.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25106r1_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-25107r1_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-25113r1_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-25114r1_rule 3.078 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system is configured to allow case insensitivity. 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 should be restricted. To prevent this from happening, case insensitivity restrictions should be required.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25261r1_rule 5.042 CCI-002038 MEDIUM Remote Desktop Services is not configured to always prompt a client for passwords upon connection. This setting controls the ability of users to supply passwords automatically as part of their remote desktop connection. Disabling this setting would allow anyone to use the stored credentials in a connection item to connect to the terminal server.HKSystem AdministratorIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-25262r2_rule 5.043 CCI-000068 MEDIUM Remote Desktop 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 Remote Desktop Services sessions in both directions.HKSystem AdministratorECCT-1, ECCT-2
SV-25266r1_rule 5.044 MEDIUM Remote Desktop Services is configured to use a common temporary folder for all sessions. This setting 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 remoted desktop sessions. If a communal temporary folder is used, it might be possible for users to access other users temporary folders.HKSystem AdministratorECRC-1
SV-25265r1_rule 5.045 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Remote Desktop Services is not configured to delete temporary folders. This setting 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-25264r1_rule 5.046 CCI-001133 MEDIUM Remote Desktop Services is not configured to set a time limit for disconnected sessions. 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-25263r1_rule 5.047 CCI-001133 MEDIUM Remote Desktop Services idle session time limit does not meet the requirement. 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-25169r1_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. This has the possibility of allowing unauthorized users access to a system.trueRemote Assist - Offer v2HKThis is a documentable finding on workstations with the following mitigations. -Users must be trained to include the following: -Who they can accept assistance offer from. Offer must be in response to help desk request or confirmed with help desk if unsolicited offer comes through. -Users must know how to accept request, allow view or control, and how to disconnect a remote assistance session. -Users needs monitor the assistance activity at the workstation while it is occurring. -The support personnel allowed to offer assistance (helpers) must be limited and documented. -Port 3389 should be blocked at the perimeter to prevent other access. Accounts and groups authorized to offer remote assistance (helpers) are identified in the following registry key. Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ RAUnsolicit\ Each Account or group will be listed under a separate value name with the value equaling the value name as in the following examples. Value Name: Administrators Type: REG_SZ Value: Administrators Value Name: TestUser Type: REG_SZ Value: TestUser System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1
SV-25164r1_rule 3.083 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system is configured to automatically forward error information. This setting controls the reporting of errors to Microsoft and, if defined, a corporate error reporting site. This does not interfere with the reporting of errors to the local user. Since the contents of memory are included in this error report, sensitive information may be transmitted to Microsoft. This feature should be disabled to prevent the release of such information.trueHKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1
SV-25174r1_rule 3.084 CCI-001891 LOW The system is configured to use an unauthorized time server. The Windows Time Service controls time synchronization settings. Time synchronization is essential for authentication and auditing purposes. If the Windows Time Service is used, it should synchronize with a secure, authorized time source. Domain joined systems are automatically configured to synchronize with domain controllers. If an NTP server is configured it should synchronize with a secure, authorized time source. System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25072r1_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. Setting this policy 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-40098r1_rule 5.060 MEDIUM Media Player is configured to allow automatic checking for updates. The automatic check for updates perform by the Windows Media Player must be disabled to ensure a constant platform and to prevent the introduction of unknown/untested software on the network.HKSystem AdministratorDCSL-1
SV-25108r1_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-25078r1_rule 3.092 CCI-001855 LOW The system does not generate an audit event when the audit log reaches a percent full threshold. When the audit log reaches a given percent full, an audit event is written to the security log. The event ID is 523 and 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. A recommended setting would be 90 percent.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECRR-1
SV-25065r1_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-25066r1_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-25071r1_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-25068r1_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-25070r1_rule 3.101 CCI-002385 LOW The system is configured to allow name-release attacks. Prevents a denial-of-service (DoS) attack against a WINS server. The DoS consists of sending a NetBIOS Name Release Request to the server for each entry in the servers cache, causing a response delay in the normal operation of the servers WINS resolution capability.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25077r1_rule 5.098 CCI-002385 LOW TCP data retransmissions are not controlled. 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 is no longer able to respond to legitimate requests. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25076r1_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.HKSystem AdministratorPESL-1
SV-25097r1_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-25149r1_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-25038r1_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-25053r1_rule 3.114 CCI-002418 MEDIUM The Windows 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 configuring this to the required setting could cause compatibility problems. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25059r1_rule 3.115 CCI-002418 MEDIUM The Windows 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-25099r1_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. This setting configures Windows to restrict anonymous access to only those shares and pipes listed in “Network Access: Named Pipes that can be accessed anonymously”.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25011r1_rule 4.013 MEDIUM For systems utilizing a logon ID as the individual identifier, passwords are not at a minimum of 14-characters. 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. 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-25044r1_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-25027r1_rule 3.123 MEDIUM Audit access to global system objects is not turned off. This policy setting stops 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. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25028r1_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-25029r1_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-25067r2_rule 3.126 CCI-000366 LOW The system must be configured to hide the computer from the browse list. Identifying the computer name on a network could provide an attacker with information useful in gaining access. This setting prevents the computer name from displaying in the browse list.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25069r1_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-25116r1_rule 3.129 CCI-002038 MEDIUM User Account Control for the built In admin runs in Admin Approval Mode This check verifies whether the built-in Administrator account runs in Admin Approval Mode.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-25117r1_rule 3.130 CCI-001084 MEDIUM User Account Control is configured for the appropriate elevation prompt for administrators This setting configures the elevation requirements for logged on administrators to complete a task that requires raised privileges.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-25118r1_rule 3.131 CCI-002038 MEDIUM User Account Control is configured for the appropriate elevation prompt for standard users. This check verifies that the logged on user is prompted for administrative credentials on the secure desktop when he attempts to complete a task that requires raised privileges.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-25119r1_rule 3.132 CCI-001084 MEDIUM User Account Control is configured to detect application installations. This requires Windows to respond to application installation requests by prompting for credentials.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-25121r1_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-25122r1_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-25123r1_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-25124r1_rule 3.136 CCI-001084 MEDIUM User Account Control - Non UAC compliant applications run in virtualized file and registry entries. This check verifies that non UAC compliant applications will run in virtualized file and registry entries in per user locations allowing them to run.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-25176r1_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-25258r1_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-25259r1_rule 5.117 CCI-002314 MEDIUM Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services - Prevent users from connecting using Terminal Services or Remote Desktop. This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent users from connecting to a computer using Terminal Services or Remote Desktop.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1
SV-25260r1_rule 5.118 CCI-001090 MEDIUM Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services - Local drives prevented from sharing with Terminal Servers/Remote Session Hosts. This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent users from sharing the local drives on their client computers to Remote Session Hosts that they access.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25200r2_rule 2.119 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Automatic Updates must not be used (unless configured to point to a DoD server). Uncontrolled system updates can introduce issues to a system. The system must be configured to prevent Automatic Updates from being run unless directed to a DoD Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server.System AdministratorDCSL-1
SV-25172r1_rule 5.123 CCI-001967 MEDIUM Restrict unauthenticated RPC clients. This check verifies that the system is configured to restrict unauthenticated RPC clients from connecting to the RPC server.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25173r1_rule 5.124 CCI-001967 MEDIUM Client computers required to authenticate for RPC communication. This check verifies that the system is configured to force client computers to provide authentication before an RPC communication is established.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25161r1_rule 5.125 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-25155r1_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-25162r1_rule 5.127 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-25159r1_rule 5.128 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-25157r1_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-25151r1_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-25165r1_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-25272r1_rule 5.050 CCI-000366 MEDIUM IPv6 will be disabled until a deliberate transition strategy has been implemented. Any nodes’ interface with IPv6 enabled by default presents a potential risk of traffic being transmitted or received without proper risk mitigation strategy and therefore a serious security concern.trueSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25140r1_rule 5.202 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Turn off Windows Peer-to-Peer Networking Services. This check verifies Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Service is turned off.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25141r1_rule 5.203 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Prohibit Network Bridge in Windows. This check verifies the Network Bridge cannot be installed and configured. System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25150r1_rule 5.213 CCI-000185 LOW Root certificates will not be updated automatically from Microsoft. This check verifies that root certificates will not be updated automatically from the Microsoft site.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25152r1_rule 5.214 CCI-000381 LOW Event Viewer events.asp links are available. This check verifies that Events.asp hyperlinks in Event Viewer are available.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25154r1_rule 5.216 LOW The Internet Connection Wizard cannot download a list of ISPs from Microosft. This check verifies that the Internet Connection Wizard cannot download a list of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from Microsoft.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25156r1_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-25158r1_rule 5.218 LOW Windows Registration Wizard is blocked. This check verifies that the Windows Registration Wizard is blocked from online registration.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25160r1_rule 5.219 CCI-000381 LOW Order Prints Online is blocked. This check verifies that the “Order Prints Online” task is not available in Windows Explorer.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25166r1_rule 5.223 CCI-000366 LOW Enabled classic logon. This check verifies that users will always use the classic logon screen. System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25183r1_rule 5.231 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Prevent RSS attachment downloads. This check verifies that attachments are prevented from being downloaded from RSS feeds.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25192r1_rule 5.240 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Shell protocol runs in 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-25193r1_rule 5.241 CCI-000366 MEDIUM IE security prompt is enabled for web-based installations. This check verifies that users are notified if a web-based program attempts to install software. HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25194r1_rule 5.242 CCI-001812 MEDIUM Prevent users from changing Windows installer options. This check verifies that users are prevented from changing installation options.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25195r1_rule 5.243 CCI-001812 LOW Prevent users from installing vendor signed updates. This check verifies that users are prevented applying vendor signed updates.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25198r1_rule 5.248 CCI-000366 LOW Prevent first use dialog boxes for Windows Media Player from displaying for users. This check verifies that users are not presented with Privacy and Installation options on first use of Windows Media Player.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25138r1_rule 5.200 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Disable the Mapper I/O Driver. This check verifies that the Mapper I/O network protocol driver is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25139r1_rule 5.201 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Disable the Responder network protocol driver. This check verifies that the Responder network protocol driver is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25143r1_rule 5.206 CCI-000381 MEDIUM The configuration of wireless devices using Windows Connect Now will be disabled. This check verifies that the configuration of wireless devices using Windows Connect Now is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25144r1_rule 5.207 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Disable the Windows Connect Now wizards. This check verifies that access to the Windows Connect Now wizards is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25145r1_rule 5.208 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Disable remote access to the plug and play interface. This check verifies that remote access to the Plug and Play interface is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25147r1_rule 5.209 CCI-000366 LOW Enable restore points for device driver installations. This check verifies that a system restore point will be created when a new device driver is installed.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25146r1_rule 5.210 CCI-000381 LOW A Windows error report is not sent when a generic driver is installed. This check verifies that an error report will not be sent when a generic device driver is installed.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25148r1_rule 5.211 CCI-001812 LOW Users will not be prompted to search Windows Update for device drivers. This check verifies that users will not be prompted to search Windows Updated for device drivers.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25153r1_rule 5.215 CCI-000381 LOW Handwriting recognition error reports (Tablet PCs) are not sent to Microsoft. This check verifies that errors in handwriting recognition on Tablet PCs are not reported to Microsoft.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25167r1_rule 5.224 CCI-002038 MEDIUM Password is required on resume from sleep (on battery). This check verifies that the user is prompted for a password on resume from sleep (on battery).System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25168r1_rule 5.225 CCI-002038 MEDIUM Password is required on resume from sleep (plugged in). This check verifies that the user is prompted for a password on resume from sleep (Plugged In).System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25171r1_rule 5.226 CCI-000366 LOW Session logging for Remote Assistance is enabled. This check verifies that Remote Assistance log files will be generated.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25177r1_rule 5.228 CCI-000366 LOW Disable Game Explorer information downloads. This check verifies that game information is not downloaded from Windows Metadata Services.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25184r1_rule 5.232 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Turn off indexing of encrypted files. This check verifies that encrypted files are not indexed.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25185r1_rule 5.233 CCI-000381 LOW Turn off indexing of mail items in Exchange Folder when Outlook is running in uncached mode. This check verifies that mail items on a Microsoft Exchange server are not indexed when Outlook is running in uncached mode.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25186r1_rule 5.234 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Turn off Windows Defender SpyNet reporting. This check verifies that SpyNet membership is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25187r1_rule 5.235 CCI-001312 LOW Log error reporting events in the system event log. This check verifies that Error Reporting events will be logged in the system event log.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25188r1_rule 5.236 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Turn off Windows Error Reporting to Microsoft. This check verifies that Windows Error Reporting is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25190r1_rule 5.238 CCI-000381 LOW Requests for additional data in response to Error Reporting will be declined. This check verifies that additional data requests in response to Error Reporting will be declined.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25191r2_rule 5.239 CCI-002385 LOW Disable heap termination on corruption in Windows Explorer. 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-25196r2_rule 5.244 CCI-000366 LOW Report whether logon server was accessible or cached credentials were used. This check verifies that the user is notified whether the logon server was accessible or cached credentials were used.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25197r1_rule 5.247 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Prevent Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM) from accessing the Internet. This check verifies that Windows Media DRM will be prevented from accessing the Internet.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25267r1_rule 5.250 CCI-001812 MEDIUM Unsigned gadgets will not be installed. This check verifies that unsigned gadgets will not be installed.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25268r1_rule 5.251 CCI-001812 MEDIUM The More Gadgets link will be disabled. This check verifies that the More Gadgets link will effectively be disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25269r1_rule 5.252 CCI-001812 MEDIUM Turn off user-installed gadgets. This check verifies that user-installed gadgets will not run.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25252r1_rule 5.260 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Unnecessary features are installed. Windows includes additional features available for installation. The majority of these are unnecessary and may also increase the attack surface of the system.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1
SV-25126r1_rule 3.139 LOW 8dot3 name creation is prevented. This check verifies Windows is configured to allow the generation of 8.3 style file names for compatibility issues.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25120r1_rule 3.140 CCI-001084 MEDIUM UAC - All application are elevated. This check verifies that Windows elevates all applications, not just signed ones.System AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-25163r1_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-25020r1_rule 4.039 CCI-000764 MEDIUM Disable the built-in admin account. The built-in administrator account is a well-known account subject to attack. It also provides no accountability to individual administrators on a system.System AdministratorIAAC-1
SV-25036r1_rule 3.004 CCI-000366 LOW Secure Removable Media – CD-ROM This check verifies that Windows is configured to not limit access to CD drives when a user is logged on locally.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25217r2_rule 5.450 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall must be enabled for the Domain Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. This setting enables the firewall when connected to the domain.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25218r2_rule 5.451 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall must be enabled for the Private Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. This setting enables the firewall when connected to a private network.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25219r2_rule 5.452 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall must be enabled for the Public Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. This setting enables the firewall when connected to a public network.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25220r2_rule 5.453 HIGH The Windows Firewall must block unsolicited inbound connections for the Domain Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Unsolicited inbound connections may be malicious attempts to gain access to a system. Unsolicited inbound connections for which there is no rule allowing the connection will be blocked in the domain.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25221r2_rule 5.454 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall must allow outbound connections, unless a rule explicitly blocks the connection for the Domain Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Outbound connections are allowed in the domain, unless a rule explicitly blocks the connection. This allows normal outbound communication which could be restricted as necessary with additional rules.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25222r2_rule 5.455 LOW The Windows Firewall must display notifications when a program is blocked from receiving an inbound connection for the Domain Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The display of notifications to the user when a program is blocked from receiving an inbound connection in the domain must be enabled to alert the user of potential issues.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25223r2_rule 5.456 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall must block unicast response to multicast or broadcast messages for the Domain Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Unicast responses to multicast or broadcast messages in the domain will be blocked. This helps minimize the risk of an attacker using broadcast or multicast traffic to deliver malicious payloads.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25224r2_rule 5.457 MEDIUM Local firewall rules for the Windows Firewall must not be merged with group policy rules for the Domain Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Merging local firewall rules with group policy firewall rules may weaken intended group policy firewall configurations.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25225r2_rule 5.458 MEDIUM Local firewall connection rules for the Windows Firewall must not be merged with group policy rules for the Private Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Merging local firewall connection rules with group policy firewall rules may weaken intended group policy firewall configurations.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25226r2_rule 5.459 LOW The Windows Firewall log file name and location must be configured for the Domain Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The location and file name of the firewall log for a domain connection will be defined to ensure the logs are maintained.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25227r2_rule 5.460 LOW The Windows Firewall log size must be configured for the Domain Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The firewall log file size for a domain connection will be set to ensure enough capacity is allocated for audit data.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25228r2_rule 5.461 LOW The Windows Firewall must log dropped packets for the Domain Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Logging of dropped packets for a domain connection will be enabled to maintain an audit trail of potential issues.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25229r2_rule 5.462 LOW The Windows Firewall must log successful connections for the Domain Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Logging of successful connections for a domain connection will be enabled to maintain an audit trail if issues are discovered.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25230r2_rule 5.463 HIGH The Windows Firewall must block unsolicited inbound connections for the Private Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Unsolicited inbound connections may be malicious attempts to gain access to a system. Unsolicited inbound connections for which there is no rule allowing the connection will be blocked on a private network.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25231r2_rule 5.464 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall must allow outbound connections, unless a rule explicitly blocks the connection for the Private Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Outbound connections are allowed on a private network, unless a rule explicitly blocks the connection. This allows normal outbound communication which could be restricted as necessary with additional rules.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25232r2_rule 5.465 LOW The Windows Firewall must display notifications when a program is blocked from receiving an inbound connection for the Private Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The display of notifications to the user when a program is blocked from receiving an inbound connection on a private network must be enabled to alert the user of potential issues.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25233r2_rule 5.466 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall must block unicast response to multicast or broadcast messages for the Private Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Unicast responses to multicast or broadcast messages for a private connection will be blocked. This helps minimize the risk of an attacker using broadcast or multicast traffic to deliver malicious payloads.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25234r2_rule 5.467 MEDIUM Local firewall rules for the Windows Firewall must not be merged with group policy rules for the Private Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Merging local firewall rules with group policy firewall rules may weaken intended group policy firewall configurations.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25235r2_rule 5.468 MEDIUM Local firewall connection rules for the Windows Firewall must not be merged with group policy rules for the Private Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Merging local firewall connection rules with group policy firewall rules may weaken intended group policy firewall configurations.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25236r2_rule 5.469 LOW The Windows Firewall log file name and location must be configured for the Private Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The location and file name of the firewall log for a private connection will be defined to ensure the logs are maintained.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25237r2_rule 5.470 LOW The Windows Firewall log size must be configured for the Private Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The firewall log file size for a private connection will be set to ensure enough capacity is allocated for audit data.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25238r2_rule 5.471 LOW The Windows Firewall must log dropped packets for the Private Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Logging of dropped packets for a private network connection will be enabled to maintain an audit trail of potential issues.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25239r2_rule 5.472 LOW The Windows Firewall must log successful connections for the Private Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Logging of successful connections for a private network connection will be enabled to maintain an audit trail if issues are discovered.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25240r2_rule 5.473 HIGH The Windows Firewall must block unsolicited inbound connections for the Public Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Unsolicited inbound connections may be malicious attempts to gain access to a system. Unsolicited inbound connections for which there is no rule allowing the connection will be blocked on a public network.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25241r2_rule 5.474 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall must allow outbound connections, unless a rule explicitly blocks the connection for the Public Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Outbound connections are allowed on a public network, unless a rule explicitly blocks the connection. This allows normal outbound communication which could be restricted as necessary with additional rules.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25242r2_rule 5.475 LOW The Windows Firewall must display notifications when a program is blocked from receiving an inbound connection for the Public Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The display of notifications to the user when a program is blocked from receiving an inbound connection on a public network must be enabled to alert the user of potential issues.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25243r2_rule 5.476 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall must block unicast response to multicast or broadcast messages for the Public Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Unicast responses to multicast or broadcast messages for a public network will be blocked. This helps minimize the risk of an attacker using broadcast or multicast traffic to deliver malicious payloads.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25244r2_rule 5.477 MEDIUM Local firewall rules for the Windows Firewall must not be merged with group policy rules for the Public Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Merging local firewall rules with group policy firewall rules may weaken intended group policy firewall configurations.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25245r2_rule 5.478 MEDIUM Local firewall connection rules for the Windows Firewall must not be merged with group policy rules for the Public Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Merging local firewall connection rules with group policy firewall rules may weaken intended group policy firewall configurations.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25246r2_rule 5.479 LOW The Windows Firewall log file name and location must be configured for the Public Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The location and file name of the firewall log for a public network connection will be defined to ensure the logs are maintained.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25247r2_rule 5.480 LOW The Windows Firewall log size must be configured for the Public Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The firewall log file size for a public network connection will be set to ensure enough capacity is allocated for audit data.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25248r2_rule 5.481 LOW The Windows Firewall must log dropped packets for the Public Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Logging of dropped packets for a public network connection will be enabled to maintain an audit trail of potential issues.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25249r2_rule 5.482 LOW The Windows Firewall must log successful connections for the Public Profile. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Logging of successful connections for a public network connection will be enabled to maintain an audit trail if issues are discovered.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25209r1_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-25018r1_rule WINUR-000016 CCI-002235 HIGH Unauthorized users will not have the "Debug programs" user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. 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-25273r1_rule 3.150 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Configure the SPN target name validation level. This setting helps prevent spoofing; ensuring that if a service principle name (SPN) is provided by the client, it is validated against the server’s list of SPNs. System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25274r1_rule 3.151 CCI-000778 MEDIUM Computer Identity Authentication for NTLM is used. This setting ensures that services using Local System that use negotiate when reverting to NTLM authentication will use the computer identity vs. anonymously.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25275r1_rule 3.152 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Prevent NTLM from falling back to a Null session. This setting prevents NTLM from falling back to a Null (unauthenticated) session.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25276r1_rule 3.153 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Prevent PKU2U authentication using online identities. This setting prevents online identities from being used by PKU2U, which is a peer-to-peer authentication protocol. Authentication will be centrally managed with Windows user accounts.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25277r1_rule 3.154 CCI-000803 MEDIUM Configure Kerberos encryption types. This setting configures a minimum encryption type for Kerberos preventing the use of the DES encryption suites.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25278r1_rule 3.155 CCI-000366 LOW Configure IPv6 source routing to highest protection. This check verifies Windows is configured to protect against IPv6 packet spoofing.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25279r1_rule 3.156 CCI-002385 LOW Configure IPv6 TCP data retransmissions to prevent resources from becoming exhausted. This check verifies Windows is configured to control the maximum number of times that IPv6 TCP retransmits unacknowledged data segments before aborting the attempt to prevent resources from becoming exhausted. System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25286r1_rule 5.270 CCI-001084 LOW Require domain users to elevate when setting a network’s location. This policy requires domain users to elevate when setting a network’s location.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25287r1_rule 5.271 CCI-000366 LOW Route all Direct Access traffic through internal network. This setting ensures all traffic is routed through the internal network, allowing monitoring and preventing split tunneling.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25289r1_rule 5.272 CCI-001812 LOW Prevent searching Windows Update for point and print drivers. This setting will prevent Windows from searching Windows Update for point and print drivers. Only the local driver store and server driver cache will be searched.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25290r1_rule 5.273 CCI-000381 LOW Prevent device metadata retrieval from the Internet. This setting will prevent Windows from retrieving device metadata from the Internet.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25291r1_rule 5.274 CCI-001812 LOW Prevent Windows Update for device driver search This setting will prevent from searching Windows Update for device drivers.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25292r1_rule 5.275 CCI-000381 LOW Prevent handwriting personalization data sharing with Microsoft. This setting prevents data from the handwriting recognition personalization tool being shared with Microsoft.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25293r1_rule 5.276 CCI-000381 LOW Prevent Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) interactive communication with Microsoft. This setting prevents the MSDT from communicating with and sending collected data to Microsoft, the default support provider.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25295r1_rule 5.277 CCI-000381 LOW Prevent access to Windows Online Troubleshooting Service (WOTS). This setting prevents users from searching troubleshooting content on Microsoft servers. Only local content will be available.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25296r1_rule 5.278 CCI-000381 LOW Disable Performance PerfTrack. This setting prevents responsiveness events from being aggregated and sent to Microsoft.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25297r1_rule 5.279 CCI-000381 LOW Prevent the Application Compatibility Program Inventory from collecting data and sending the information to Microsoft. This setting will prevent the Program Inventory from collecting data about a system and sending the information to Microsoft.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25299r1_rule 5.280 CCI-001764 MEDIUM Turn off autoplay for non-volume devices. This setting will disable autoplay for non-volume devices (such as Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) devices).System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25300r1_rule 5.281 CCI-001812 LOW Turn off downloading of game updates. This setting will prevent the system from downloading game update information from Windows Metadata Services.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25301r1_rule 5.282 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Prevent the system from joining a homegroup. This setting will prevent a system from being joined to a homegroup. Homegroups are a method of sharing data and printers on a home network.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25304r1_rule 5.284 CCI-000381 LOW Windows Anytime Upgrade is not disabled. This setting will prevent Windows Anytime Upgrade from running.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25306r1_rule 5.285 CCI-002824 MEDIUM Explorer Data Execution Prevention is disabled. This setting will prevent Data Execution Prevention from being turned off for Windows Explorer.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-27159r1_rule 5.286 CCI-001764 MEDIUM Configure the default autorun behavior to prevent autorun commands. Allowing autorun commands to execute may introduce malicious code to a system. Configuring this setting prevents autorun commands from executing.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-36025r1_rule 3.019 CCI-000366 HIGH Anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts will not be allowed. This is a Category 1 finding as it allows anonymous logon users (null session connections) to list all account names, thus providing a list of potential points to attack the system.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-34594r2_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-35928r1_rule WINUR-000006 CCI-000213 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts will not have the "Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services" user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. Accounts with the "Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services" right can access a system through Remote Desktop.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35934r1_rule WINUR-000012 CCI-002235 HIGH Unauthorized accounts will not have the "Create a token object" user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Create a token object" right allows a process to create an access token. This could be used to provide elevated rights and compromise a system. System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35936r1_rule WINUR-000014 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts will not have the "Create permanent shared objects" user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. Accounts with the "Create permanent shared objects" right could expose sensitive data by creating shared objects. System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35942r1_rule WINUR-000022 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts will not have the "Enable computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation" user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Enable computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation" right allows the Trusted for Delegation setting to be changed. This could potentially allow unauthorized users to impersonate other users. System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35944r1_rule WINUR-000024 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts will not have the "Generate security audits" user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Generate security audits" right specifies users and processes that can generate Security Log audit records which should only be the system service accounts defined. System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35949r1_rule WINUR-000029 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts will not have the "Lock pages in memory" user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Lock pages in memory" right allows physical memory to be assigned to processes which could cause performance issues or a DoS. System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35950r1_rule WINUR-000030 CCI-000213 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts will not have the "Log on as a batch job" user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Log on as a batch job" right allows accounts to log on using the task scheduler service which should be restricted to Administrators. trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-35952r1_rule WINUR-000033 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts will not have the "Modify an object label" user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. Accounts with the "Modify an object label" right can change the integrity label of an object. This could potentially be used to execute code at a higher privilege. System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35958r1_rule WINUR-000039 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts will not have the "Replace a process level token" user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Replace a process level token" right allows one process or service to start another process or service with a different security access token. A user with this right could use this to impersonate another account. trueSystem AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35966r1_rule WINAU-000101 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Account Logon -> Credential Validation" successes. 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 detecting 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. Credential validation records events related to validation tests on credentials for a user account logon. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35967r1_rule WINAU-000151 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Account Logon -> Credential Validation" failures. 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 detecting 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. Credential validation records events related to validation tests on credentials for a user account logon. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35969r1_rule WINAU-000202 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Account Management -> Computer Account Management" successes. 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 detecting 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. Computer Account Management records events such as the creating, changing, deleting, renaming, disabling, or enabling computer accounts. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35971r1_rule WINAU-000252 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Account Management -> Computer Account Management" failures. 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 detecting 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. Computer Account Management records events such as the creating, changing, deleting, renaming, disabling, or enabling computer accounts. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35973r1_rule WINAU-000204 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Account Management -> Other Account Management Events" successes. 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 detecting 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. Other Account Management records events such as the access of a password hash or the Password Policy Checking API being called. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35974r1_rule WINAU-000254 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Account Management -> Other Account Management Events" failures. 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 detecting 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. Other Account Management records events such as the access of a password hash or the Password Policy Checking API being called. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35975r1_rule WINAU-000205 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Account Management -> Security Group Management" successes. 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 detecting 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. Security Group Management records events such as the creating, deleting or changing of security groups, including changes in group members. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35979r1_rule WINAU-000255 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Account Management -> Security Group Management" failures. 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 detecting 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. Security Group Management records events such as the creating, deleting or changing of security groups, including changes in group members. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35981r1_rule WINAU-000206 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Account Management -> User Account Management" successes. 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 detecting 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. User Account Management records events such as the creating, changing, deleting, renaming, disabling, or enabling user accounts. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35982r1_rule WINAU-000256 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Account Management -> User Account Management" failures. 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 detecting 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. User Account Management records events such as the creating, changing, deleting, renaming, disabling, or enabling user accounts. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35983r1_rule WINAU-000302 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Detailed Tracking -> Process Creation" successes. 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 detecting 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. Process creation records events related to the creation of a process and the source. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35984r1_rule WINAU-000505 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Logon/Logoff -> Logoff" successes. 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 detecting 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. Logoff records user logoffs. If this is an interactive logon, it is recorded on the local system. If it is to a network share, it is recorded on the system accessed. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35985r1_rule WINAU-000506 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Logon/Logoff -> Logon" successes. 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 detecting 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. Logon records user logons. If this is an interactive logon, it is recorded on the local system. If it is to a network share, it is recorded on the system accessed. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35987r1_rule WINAU-000556 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Logon/Logoff -> Logon" failures. 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 detecting 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. Logon records user logons. If this is an interactive logon, it is recorded on the local system. If it is to a network share, it is recorded on the system accessed. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35988r1_rule WINAU-000509 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Logon/Logoff -> Special Logon" successes. 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 detecting 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. Special Logon records special logons which have administrative privileges and can be used to elevate processes. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35989r1_rule WINAU-000604 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Object Access -> File System" failures. 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 detecting 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. File System auditing under Object Access is used to enable the recording of events related to the access and changing of files and directories. Auditing must also be enabled on the specific file system objects to be audited. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35990r1_rule WINAU-000610 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Object Access -> Registry" failures. 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 detecting 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. Registry auditing under Object Access is used to enable the recording of events related to the access and changing of the registry. Auditing must also be enabled on the specific registry objects to be audited. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35992r1_rule WINAU-000701 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Policy Change -> Audit Policy Change" successes. 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 detecting 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. Audit Policy Change records events related to changes in audit policy. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35993r1_rule WINAU-000751 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Policy Change -> Audit Policy Change" failures. 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 detecting 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. Audit Policy Change records events related to changes in audit policy. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35994r1_rule WINAU-000702 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Policy Change -> Authentication Policy Change" successes. 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 detecting 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. Authentication Policy Change records events related to changes in authentication policy including Kerberos policy and Trust changes. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35995r1_rule WINAU-000803 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Privilege Use -> Sensitive Privilege Use" successes. 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 detecting 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. Sensitive Privilege Use records events related to use of sensitive privilege such as Act as part of the operating system or Debug programs. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35996r1_rule WINAU-000853 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "Privilege Use -> Sensitive Privilege Use" failures. 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 detecting 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. Sensitive Privilege Use records events related to use of sensitive privilege such as Act as part of the operating system or Debug programs. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35997r1_rule WINAU-000901 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "System -> IPSec Driver" successes. 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 detecting 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. IPSec Driver records events related to the IPSec Driver such as dropped packets. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35998r1_rule WINAU-000951 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "System -> IPSec Driver" failures. 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 detecting 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. IPSec Driver records events related to the IPSec Driver such as dropped packets. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-35999r1_rule WINAU-000903 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "System -> Security State Change" successes. 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 detecting 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. Security State Change records events related to changes in the security state such as startup and shutdown of the system. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-36000r1_rule WINAU-000953 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "System -> Security State Change" failures. 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 detecting 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. Security State Change records events related to changes in the security state such as startup and shutdown of the system. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-36001r1_rule WINAU-000904 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "System -> Security System Extension" successes. 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 detecting 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. Security System Extension records events related to extension code being loaded by the security subsystem. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-36002r1_rule WINAU-000954 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "System -> Security System Extension" failures. 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 detecting 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. Security System Extension records events related to extension code being loaded by the security subsystem. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-36003r1_rule WINAU-000905 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "System -> System Integrity" successes. 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 detecting 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. System Integrity records events related to violations of integrity to the security subsystem. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-36004r1_rule WINAU-000955 CCI-000172 MEDIUM The system will be configured to audit "System -> System Integrity" failures. 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 detecting 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. System Integrity records events related to violations of integrity to the security subsystem. System AdministratorECAR-2, ECAR-3
SV-36005r1_rule WINNE-000001 CCI-000381 MEDIUM The 6to4 IPv6 transition technology will be disabled. IPv6 transition technologies which tunnel packets through other protocols do not provide visibility.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-36006r1_rule WINNE-000002 CCI-000381 MEDIUM The IP-HTTPS IPv6 transition technology will be disabled. IPv6 transition technologies which tunnel packets through other protocols do not provide visibility.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-36007r1_rule WINNE-000003 CCI-000381 MEDIUM The ISATAP IPv6 transition technology will be disabled. IPv6 transition technologies which tunnel packets through other protocols do not provide visibility.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-36008r1_rule WINNE-000004 CCI-000382 MEDIUM The Teredo IPv6 transition technology will be disabled. IPv6 transition technologies which tunnel packets through other protocols do not provide visibility.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-36021r1_rule WINAU-100100 CCI-001849 MEDIUM The Application event log will be configured to a minimum size requirement. Inadequate log size will cause the log to fill up quickly and require frequent clearing by administrative personnel.trueSystem AdministratorECRR-1
SV-36022r1_rule WINAU-100101 CCI-001849 MEDIUM The Security event log will be configured to a minimum size requirement. Inadequate log size will cause the log to fill up quickly and require frequent clearing by administrative personnel.trueSystem AdministratorECRR-1
SV-36023r1_rule WINAU-100102 CCI-001849 MEDIUM The Setup event log will be configured to a minimum size requirement. Inadequate log size will cause the log to fill up quickly and require frequent clearing by administrative personnel.trueSystem AdministratorECRR-1
SV-36024r1_rule WINAU-100103 CCI-001849 MEDIUM The System event log will be configured to a minimum size requirement. Inadequate log size will cause the log to fill up quickly and require frequent clearing by administrative personnel.trueSystem AdministratorECRR-1
SV-35963r1_rule WINUR-000031 CCI-000213 MEDIUM Unauthorized users will not have the "Log on as a service" User Right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. Accounts with the right "Log on as a service" can start network services or register a process as a service on the system. trueSystem AdministratorECLP-1