Windows 7 Security Technical Implementation Guide

V1R27 2015-09-02       U_Windows_7_V1R27_STIG_SCAP_1-1_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-25046r4_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-25047r3_rule 3.013 CCI-000366 LOW Caching of logon credentials must be limited. The default Windows configuration caches the last logon credentials for users who log on interactively to a system. This feature is provided for system availability reasons, such as the user's machine being disconnected from the network or domain controllers being unavailable. Even though the credential cache is well-protected, if a system is attacked, an unauthorized individual may isolate the password to a domain user account using a password-cracking program and gain access to the domain.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25090r2_rule 3.018 CCI-001090 HIGH Anonymous enumeration of shares must be restricted. Allowing anonymous logon users (null session connections) to list all account names and enumerate all shared resources can provide a map of potential points to attack the system.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1, PRNK-1
SV-25015r2_rule 4.002 CCI-000044 MEDIUM The system must lockout accounts after 3 invalid logon attempts within a specified time period. 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 must 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-25016r2_rule 4.003 CCI-000044 MEDIUM The period of time before the invalid logon counter is reset must be configured to at least 60 minutes. The account lockout feature, when enabled, prevents brute-force password attacks on the system. This parameter specifies the period of time that must pass after failed logon attempts before the counter is reset to 0. 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-25014r2_rule 4.004 CCI-002238 MEDIUM The account lockout duration must be configured to require an administrator to unlock an account. The account lockout feature, when enabled, prevents brute-force password attacks on the system. This parameter specifies the amount of time that an account will remain locked after the specified number of failed logon attempts. A value of 0 will require an administrator to unlock the account.HKSystem AdministratorECLO-1, ECLO-2
SV-25017r2_rule WINUR-000003 CCI-002235 HIGH The Act as part of the operating system user right must be granted to no accounts. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Act as part of the operating system" user right can assume the identity of any user and gain access to resources that user is authorized to access. Any accounts with this right can take complete control of a system.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-25009r2_rule 4.011 CCI-000199 MEDIUM The maximum password age must be configured to 60 days or less. The longer passwords are in use, the greater the opportunity for someone to gain unauthorized knowledge of them. Scheduled changing of passwords hinders the ability of unauthorized users to crack passwords and gain access to a system.HKSystem AdministratorIAIA-1, IAIA-2
SV-25010r2_rule 4.012 CCI-000198 MEDIUM The minimum password age must be configured to at least 1 day. 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-25008r2_rule 4.014 CCI-000200 MEDIUM The password history must be configured to 24 passwords. A system is more vulnerable to unauthorized access when users can recycle the same password several times without being required to change it 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-25021r2_rule 4.020 CCI-000804 MEDIUM The built-in guest account must be 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.System AdministratorIAAC-1
SV-25024r2_rule 4.021 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The built-in guest account must be renamed. The built-in guest account is a well-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. Renaming this account to an unidentified name improves the protection of this account and the system.System AdministratorIAAC-1
SV-25023r2_rule 4.022 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The built-in administrator account must be 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-25056r2_rule 3.034 CCI-000197 MEDIUM Unencrypted passwords must not be sent to third-party SMB Servers. Some non-Microsoft SMB servers only support unencrypted (plain text) password authentication. Sending plain text passwords across the network, when authenticating to an SMB server, reduces the overall security of the environment. Check with the vendor of the SMB server to see if there is a way to support encrypted password authentication.HKSystem AdministratorECCT-1, ECCT-2
SV-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-25035r2_rule 3.029 CCI-001812 LOW Print driver installation privilege must be restricted to administrators. The print spooler allows users to add and to delete printer drivers on the local system. This capability must be restricted to privileged groups to ensure only stable, non-malicious drivers are used.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-25105r2_rule 3.031 CCI-000366 HIGH The Lan Manager authentication level must be set to send NTLMv2 response only, and to refuse LM and NTLM. The Kerberos v5 authentication protocol is the default for authentication for domains. NTLM which is less secure, is retained in later Windows versions for compatibility with standalone systems as well as applications that may still use it. Earlier versions of the LM/NTLM protocol are particularly vulnerable to attack and must be prevented.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-25019r4_rule WINUR-000017 CCI-000213 MEDIUM The Deny access to this computer from the network user right on workstations must be configured to prevent access from highly privileged domain accounts and local administrator accounts on domain systems and unauthenticated access on all systems. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Deny access to this computer from the network" right defines the accounts that are prevented from logging on from the network. In an Active Directory Domain, denying logons to the Enterprise Admins and Domain Admins groups on lower trust systems helps mitigate the risk of privilege escalation from credential theft attacks which could lead to the compromise of an entire domain. Local administrator accounts on domain-joined systems must also be assigned this right to decrease the risk of lateral movement resulting from credential theft attacks. The Guests group must be assigned this right to prevent unauthenticated access.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-25050r2_rule 3.047 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The Smart Card removal option must be configured to Force Logoff or Lock Workstation. Unattended systems are susceptible to unauthorized use and must be locked. Configuring a system to lock when a smart card is removed will ensure the system is inaccessible when unattended.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25110r2_rule 3.048 CCI-000366 LOW The Recovery Console SET command must be disabled. The Recovery Console SET command allows environment variables to be set in the Recovery Console. This permits access to all drives and folders and the copying of files to removable media which could expose sensitive information.HKSystem AdministratorECCD-1, ECCD-2
SV-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-25057r2_rule 4.028 CCI-001133 LOW The amount of idle time required before suspending a session must be properly set. Open sessions can increase the avenues of attack on a system. This setting is used to control when a computer disconnects an inactive SMB session. If client activity resumes, the session is automatically re-established. This protects critical and sensitive network data from exposure to unauthorized personnel with physical access to the computer.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25013r2_rule 3.057 CCI-000196 MEDIUM Reversible password encryption must be disabled. Storing passwords using reversible encryption is essentially the same as storing clear-text versions of the passwords. For this reason, this policy must 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-25093r2_rule 3.063 CCI-001090 HIGH Named pipes that can be accessed anonymously must be configured to contain no values. Named pipes that can be accessed anonymously provide 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-25095r2_rule 3.064 CCI-001090 HIGH Unauthorized remotely accessible registry paths must not be configured. The registry is integral to the function, security, and stability of the Windows system. Some processes may require remote access to the registry. This setting controls which registry paths are accessible from a remote computer. These registry paths must be limited, as they 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-25253r2_rule 5.016 CCI-000381 HIGH Internet Information System (IIS) or its subcomponents must not be installed on a workstation. Installation of Internet Information System (IIS) may allow unauthorized internet services to be hosted. Websites must only be hosted on servers that have been designed for that purpose and can be adequately secured.System 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-25818r2_rule 3.074 CCI-001133 MEDIUM The system must be configured to force users to log off when their allowed logon hours expire. Limiting logon hours can help protect data by only allowing access during specified times. 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 must 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-25107r2_rule 3.076 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system must be configured to meet the minimum session security requirement for NTLM SSP based clients. Microsoft has implemented a variety of security support providers for use with RPC sessions. All of the options must be enabled to ensure the maximum security level.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-25114r2_rule 3.078 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system must be configured to require case insensitivity for non-Windows subsystems. This setting controls the behavior of non-Windows subsystems when dealing with the case of arguments or commands. Case sensitivity could lead to the access of files or commands that must be restricted. To prevent this from happening, case insensitivity restrictions must be required.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-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-25266r2_rule 5.044 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Remote Desktop Services must be configured to use session-specific temporary folders. If a communal temporary folder is used for remote desktop sessions, it might be possible for users to access other users' temporary folders. If this setting is enabled, only one temporary folder is used for all remote desktop sessions. Per session temporary folders must be established.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-25169r2_rule 3.082 CCI-001090 MEDIUM The system must be configured to prevent unsolicited remote assistance offers. Remote assistance allows another user to view or take control of the local session of a user. Unsolicited remote assistance is help that is offered by the remote user. This may allow unauthorized parties access to the resources on the computer.3.082 Win 7HK-Users must be trained to include the following: -Users must know who they can accept a remote assistance offer from. The remote assistance offer must be in response to a help desk request or confirmed with the help desk if an unsolicited remote assistance offer comes through. -Users must know how to accept a request, allow view or control, and disconnect a remote assistance session. -Users must monitor the remote assistance activity at the workstation while it is occurring. -The support personnel allowed to offer remote assistance (helpers) must be limited and documented. -Port 3389 must 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 Registry Path: \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 Value Type: REG_SZ Value: Administrators Value Name: TestUser Value Type: REG_SZ Value: TestUserSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-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-40098r2_rule 5.060 CCI-001812 MEDIUM Media Player must be configured to prevent automatic checking for updates. Uncontrolled system updates can introduce issues to a system. The automatic check for updates performed by Windows Media Player must be disabled to ensure a constant platform and to prevent the introduction of unknown\untested software on the system.HKSystem AdministratorDCSL-1
SV-25108r2_rule 3.089 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The system must be configured to meet the minimum session security requirement for NTLM SSP based servers. Microsoft has implemented a variety of security support providers for use with RPC sessions. All of the options must be enabled to ensure the maximum security level.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECCT-1, ECCT-2
SV-25078r2_rule 3.092 CCI-000139 LOW The system must generate an audit event when the audit log reaches a percentage of full threshold. Audit records may be lost if the security log becomes full. When the audit log reaches a given percent full, an audit event is written to the security log. An event is recorded as a success audit under the category of System. This option may be especially useful if the audit logs are set to be cleared manually.System AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECRR-1
SV-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-25070r2_rule 3.101 CCI-002385 LOW The system must be configured to ignore NetBIOS name release requests except from WINS servers. Configuring the system to ignore name release requests, except from WINS servers, prevents a denial of service (DoS) attack. The DoS consists of sending a NetBIOS name release request to the server for each entry in the server's cache, causing a response delay in the normal operation of the servers WINS resolution capability.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25077r2_rule 5.098 CCI-002385 LOW The system must limit how many times unacknowledged TCP data is retransmitted. In a SYN flood attack, the attacker sends a continuous stream of SYN packets to a server, and the server leaves the half-open connections open until it is overwhelmed and no longer is able to respond to legitimate requests.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-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-25097r2_rule 3.108 CCI-001090 HIGH Unauthorized remotely accessible registry paths and sub-paths must not be configured. The registry is integral to the function, security, and stability of the Windows system. Some processes may require remote access to the registry. This setting controls which registry paths and sub-paths are accessible from a remote computer. These registry paths must be limited, as they could give unauthorized individuals access to the registry.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-25011r2_rule 4.013 CCI-000205 MEDIUM For systems utilizing a logon ID as the individual identifier, passwords must be a minimum of 14 characters in length. Information systems not protected with strong password schemes (including passwords of minimum length) provide the opportunity for anyone to crack the password, thus, gaining access to the system and causing the device, information, or the local network to be compromised. 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-25027r2_rule 3.123 CCI-001095 MEDIUM Auditing Access of Global System Objects must be turned off. This setting prevents the system from setting up a default system access control list for certain system objects, which could create a very large number of security events, filling the security log in Windows and making it difficult to identify actual issues.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-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-25067r3_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-25259r2_rule 5.117 CCI-002314 MEDIUM Users must be prevented from connecting using Remote Desktop Services. Allowing a remote desktop session to a workstation enables another avenue of access that could be exploited. The system must be configured to prevent users from connecting to a computer using Remote Desktop Services.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-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-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-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-25272r3_rule 5.050 CCI-000366 MEDIUM IPv6 must 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.System 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-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-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-25166r2_rule 5.223 CCI-000366 LOW The classic logon screen must be required for user logons. The classic logon screen requires users to enter a logon name and password to access a system. The simple logon screen or Welcome screen displays usernames for selection, providing part of the necessary logon information.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25183r2_rule 5.231 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Attachments must be prevented from being downloaded from RSS feeds. Attachments from RSS feeds may not be secure. This setting will prevent attachments from being downloaded from RSS feeds.HKSystem AdministratorECSC-1
SV-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-25185r2_rule 5.233 CCI-000381 LOW Indexing of mail items in Exchange folders when Outlook is running in uncached mode must be turned off. Indexing of encrypted items may expose sensitive data. This setting prevents mail items in a Microsoft Exchange folder from being 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-25187r2_rule WINER-000003 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to save Error Reporting events and messages to the system event log. Maintaining an audit trail of system activity logs can help identify configuration errors, troubleshoot service disruptions, and analyze compromises that have occurred, as well as detect attacks. This setting ensures that Error Reporting events will be saved in the system event log.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25188r2_rule WINER-000002 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to generate error reports. Enabling Windows Error Reporting generates information useful to system administrators and forensics analysts for diagnosing system problems and investigating intrusions. If Windows Error Reporting is turned off, valuable system diagnostic and vulnerability information may be lost.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25190r2_rule WINER-000004 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to allow a local or DOD-wide collector to request additional error reporting diagnostic data to be sent. Sending additional error reporting data provides valuable system diagnostic and vulnerability information that would otherwise not be generated nor collected. This setting controls whether additional data in support of error reports can be sent to a local or DOD-wide reporting site.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-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-25196r3_rule 5.244 CCI-000366 LOW Users must be notified if the logon server was inaccessible and cached credentials were used. Notifying a user whether cached credentials were used may make them aware of connection issues.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-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-25267r2_rule 5.250 CCI-001812 MEDIUM Unsigned gadgets must not be installed. Uncontrolled installation of applications can introduce various issues, including system instability, and allow access to sensitive information. Installation of applications must be controlled by the enterprise. This setting prevents unsigned gadgets from being installed.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25268r2_rule 5.251 CCI-001812 MEDIUM The More Gadgets link must be disabled. Uncontrolled installation of applications can introduce various issues, including system instability, and allow access to sensitive information. Installation of applications must be controlled by the enterprise. This setting prevents access to gadgets through the More Gadgets link.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25269r2_rule 5.252 CCI-001812 MEDIUM User-installed gadgets must be turned off. Uncontrolled installation of applications can introduce various issues, including system instability, and allow access to sensitive information. Installation of applications must be controlled by the enterprise. This setting prevents user-installed gadgets from running.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25004r2_rule 2.021 CCI-000366 MEDIUM Software certificate installation files must be removed from a system. Use of software certificates and their accompanying installation files for end users to access resources is less secure than the use of hardware-based certificates.HKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1
SV-25252r2_rule 5.260 CCI-000381 MEDIUM The system must not have unnecessary features 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-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-25020r2_rule 4.039 CCI-000764 MEDIUM The built-in administrator account must be disabled. The built-in administrator account is a well-known account subject to attack. It also provides no accountability to individual administrators on a system. It must be disabled to prevent its use.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-25018r2_rule WINUR-000016 CCI-002235 HIGH Unauthorized accounts must not have the Debug programs user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. Accounts with the "Debug Programs" user right can attach a debugger to any process or to the kernel, providing complete access to sensitive and critical operating system components.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-25273r2_rule 3.150 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The service principal name (SPN) target name validation level must be configured to Accept if provided by client. If a service principle name (SPN) is provided by the client, it is validated against the server's list of SPNs, aiding in the prevention of spoofing.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25274r2_rule 3.151 CCI-000778 MEDIUM Services using Local System that use Negotiate when reverting to NTLM authentication must use the computer identity vs. authenticating anonymously. Services using Local System that use Negotiate when reverting to NTLM authentication may gain unauthorized access if allowed to authenticate anonymously instead of using the computer identity.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25275r2_rule 3.152 CCI-000366 MEDIUM NTLM must be prevented from falling back to a Null session. NTLM sessions that are allowed to fall back to Null (unauthenticated) sessions may gain unauthorized access.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25276r2_rule 3.153 CCI-000366 MEDIUM PKU2U authentication using online identities must be prevented. PKU2U is a peer-to-peer authentication protocol. This setting prevents online identities from authenticating to domain-joined systems. Authentication will be centrally managed with Windows user accounts.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25277r2_rule 3.154 CCI-000803 MEDIUM The use of DES encryption suites must not be allowed for Kerberos encryption. Certain encryption types are no longer considered secure. This setting configures a minimum encryption type for Kerberos, preventing the use of the DES encryption suites.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25278r2_rule 3.155 CCI-000366 LOW IPv6 source routing must be configured to highest protection. Configuring the system to disable IPv6 source routing protects against spoofing.System AdministratorECSC-1
SV-25279r2_rule 3.156 CCI-002385 LOW IPv6 TCP data retransmissions must be configured to prevent resources from becoming exhausted. Configuring Windows to limit the number of times that IPv6 TCP retransmits unacknowledged data segments before aborting the attempt helps 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-25290r2_rule 5.273 CCI-000381 LOW Device metadata retrieval from the Internet must be prevented. Some features may communicate with the vendor, sending system information or downloading data or components for the feature. Turning off this capability will prevent potentially sensitive information from being sent outside the enterprise and uncontrolled updates to the system. 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-27159r2_rule 5.286 CCI-001764 HIGH The default autorun behavior must be configured 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-35925r2_rule WINUR-000002 CCI-000213 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Access this computer from the network user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Access this computer from the network" user right may access resources on the system, and must be limited to those that require it.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-35926r2_rule WINUR-000004 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Adjust memory quotas for a process user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Adjust memory quotas for a process" user right can adjust memory that is available to processes, and could be used in a denial of service (DoS) attack.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-35927r2_rule WINUR-000005 CCI-000213 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts will not have the "Allow log on locally" user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. Accounts with the "Allow log on locally" right can log on interactively to a system. System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35928r3_rule WINUR-000006 CCI-000213 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must 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" user right can access a system through Remote Desktop.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35929r2_rule WINUR-000007 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Back up files and directories user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Back up files and directories" user right can circumvent file and directory permissions and could allow access to sensitive data.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-35930r2_rule WINUR-000008 CCI-002235 LOW Unauthorized accounts must not have the Bypass traverse checking user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Bypass traverse checking" user right can pass through folders when browsing even if they do not have the "Traverse Folder" access permission. They could potentially view sensitive file and folder names. They would not have additional access to the files and folders unless it is granted through permissions.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-35931r2_rule WINUR-000009 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Change the system time user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Change the system time" user right can change the system time, which can impact authentication, as well as affect time stamps on event log entries.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35932r2_rule WINUR-000010 CCI-000366 LOW Unauthorized accounts must not have the Change the time zone user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Change the time zone" user right can change the time zone of a system.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35933r2_rule WINUR-000011 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Create a pagefile user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Create a pagefile" user right can change the size of a pagefile, which could affect system performance.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35934r2_rule WINUR-000012 CCI-002235 HIGH Unauthorized accounts must 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" user 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-35935r2_rule WINUR-000013 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Create global objects user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Create global objects" user right can create objects that are available to all sessions, which could affect processes in other users' sessions.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35936r2_rule WINUR-000014 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must 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" user right could expose sensitive data by creating shared objects.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35937r2_rule WINUR-000015 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Create symbolic links user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Create symbolic links" user right can create pointers to other objects, which could potentially expose the system to attack.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35938r2_rule WINUR-000018 CCI-000213 MEDIUM The Deny log on as a batch job user right on workstations must be configured to prevent access from highly privileged domain accounts on domain systems and unauthenticated access on all systems. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Deny log on as a batch job" right defines accounts that are prevented from logging on to the system as a batch job, such as Task Scheduler. In an Active Directory Domain, denying logons to the Enterprise Admins and Domain Admins groups on lower trust systems helps mitigate the risk of privilege escalation from credential theft attacks which could lead to the compromise of an entire domain. The Guests group must be assigned to prevent unauthenticated access.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35939r2_rule WINUR-000019 CCI-000213 MEDIUM The Deny log on as a service user right on workstations must be configured to prevent access from highly privileged domain accounts on domain systems. No other groups or accounts must be assigned this right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Deny log on as a service" right defines accounts that are denied log on as a service. In an Active Directory Domain, denying logons to the Enterprise Admins and Domain Admins groups on lower trust systems helps mitigate the risk of privilege escalation from credential theft attacks which could lead to the compromise of an entire domain. Incorrect configurations could prevent services from starting and result in a DoS.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35940r3_rule WINUR-000020 CCI-000213 MEDIUM The Deny log on locally user right on workstations must be configured to prevent access from highly privileged domain accounts on domain systems and unauthenticated access on all systems. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Deny log on locally" right defines accounts that are prevented from logging on interactively. In an Active Directory Domain, denying logons to the Enterprise Admins and Domain Admins groups on lower trust systems helps mitigate the risk of privilege escalation from credential theft attacks which could lead to the compromise of an entire domain. The Guests group must be assigned this right to prevent unauthenticated access.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35941r4_rule WINUR-000021 CCI-000213 MEDIUM The Deny log on through Remote Desktop Services user right on workstations must prevent all access if RDS is not used by the organization. If RDS is used, it must be configured to prevent access from highly privileged domain accounts and local administrator accounts on domain systems and unauthenticated access on all systems. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Deny log on through Remote Desktop Services" right defines the accounts that are prevented from logging on using Remote Desktop Services. If Remote Desktop Services is not used by the organization, the Everyone group must be assigned this right to prevent all access. In an Active Directory Domain, denying logons to the Enterprise Admins and Domain Admins groups on lower trust systems helps mitigate the risk of privilege escalation from credential theft attacks which could lead to the compromise of an entire domain. Local administrator accounts on domain-joined systems must also be assigned this right to decrease the risk of lateral movement resulting from credential theft attacks. The Guests group must be assigned this right to prevent unauthenticated access.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35942r2_rule WINUR-000022 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must 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" user right allows the "Trusted for Delegation" setting to be changed. This could potentially allow unauthorized users to impersonate other users.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35943r2_rule WINUR-000023 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Force shutdown from a remote system user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Force shutdown from a remote system" user right can remotely shut down a system which could result in a DoS.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35944r2_rule WINUR-000024 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must 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" user right specifies users and processes that can generate Security Log audit records, which must only be the system service accounts defined.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35945r2_rule WINUR-000025 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Impersonate a client after authentication user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. The "Impersonate a client after authentication" user right allows a program to impersonate another user or account to run on their behalf. An attacker could potentially use this to elevate privileges.trueSystem AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35946r2_rule WINUR-000026 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Increase a process working set user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Increase a process working set" user right can change the size of a process's working set, potentially causing performance issues or a DoS.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35947r2_rule WINUR-000027 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Increase scheduling priority user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Increase scheduling priority" user right can change a scheduling priority causing performance issues or a DoS.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35948r2_rule WINUR-000028 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Load and unload device drivers user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. The "Load and unload device drivers" user right allows device drivers to dynamically be loaded on a system by a user. This could potentially be used to install malicious code by an attacker.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35949r2_rule WINUR-000029 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must 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" user right allows physical memory to be assigned to processes, which could cause performance issues or a DoS.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35950r2_rule WINUR-000030 CCI-000213 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must 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" user right allows accounts to log on using the task scheduler service, which must be restricted.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-35951r3_rule WINUR-000032 CCI-000162 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Manage auditing and security log user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Manage auditing and security log" user right can manage the security log and change auditing configurations. This could be used to clear evidence of tampering.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35952r2_rule WINUR-000033 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must 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" user 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-35953r2_rule WINUR-000034 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Modify firmware environment values user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Modify firmware environment values" user right can change hardware configuration environment variables. This could result in hardware failures or a DoS.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35954r2_rule WINUR-000035 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Perform volume maintenance tasks user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Perform volume maintenance tasks" user right can manage volume and disk configurations. They could potentially delete volumes, resulting in, data loss or a DoS.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35955r2_rule WINUR-000036 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Profile single process user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Profile single process" user right can monitor non-system processes performance. An attacker could potentially use this to identify processes to attack.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35956r2_rule WINUR-000037 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Profile system performance user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Profile system performance" user right can monitor system processes performance. An attacker could potentially use this to identify processes to attack.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35957r2_rule WINUR-000038 CCI-002235 LOW Unauthorized accounts must not have the Remove computer from docking station user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. The "Remove computer from docking station" user right defines accounts that can undock a system.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35958r2_rule WINUR-000039 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must 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" user 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-35959r2_rule WINUR-000040 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Restore files and directories user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Restore files and directories" user right can circumvent file and directory permissions and could allow access to sensitive data. It could also be used to over-write more current data.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECLP-1
SV-35960r2_rule WINUR-000041 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Shut down the system user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Shut down the system" user right can interactively shut down a system, which could result in a DoS.System AdministratorECLP-1
SV-35961r2_rule WINUR-000042 CCI-002235 MEDIUM Unauthorized accounts must not have the Take ownership of files or other objects user right. Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Take ownership of files or other objects" user right can take ownership of objects and make changes.System 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-000018 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-000018 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-000018 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-000018 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-000067 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-000067 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-000067 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-36021r2_rule WINAU-100100 CCI-001849 MEDIUM The Application event log must be configured to a minimum size requirement. Inadequate log size will cause the log to fill up quickly. This may prevent audit events from being recorded properly and require frequent attention by administrative personnel.System AdministratorECRR-1
SV-36022r2_rule WINAU-100101 CCI-001849 MEDIUM The Security event log must be configured to a minimum size requirement. Inadequate log size will cause the log to fill up quickly. This may prevent audit events from being recorded properly and require frequent attention by administrative personnel.System AdministratorECRR-1
SV-36023r2_rule WINAU-100102 CCI-001849 MEDIUM The Setup event log must be configured to a minimum size requirement. Inadequate log size will cause the log to fill up quickly. This may prevent audit events from being recorded properly and require frequent attention by administrative personnel.System AdministratorECRR-1
SV-36024r2_rule WINAU-100103 CCI-001849 MEDIUM The System event log must be configured to a minimum size requirement. Inadequate log size will cause the log to fill up quickly. This may prevent audit events from being recorded properly and require frequent attention by administrative personnel.System AdministratorECRR-1
SV-35963r2_rule WINUR-000031 CCI-000213 MEDIUM Unauthorized users must 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
SV-42595r3_rule WINPK-000001 CCI-000185 MEDIUM The DoD Root Certificate must be installed. To ensure secure DoD websites and DoD signed code are properly validated, the system must trust the DoD Root CA 2. The DOD root certificate will ensure that the trust chain is established for server certificates issued from the DOD CA.System AdministratorIATS-1, IATS-2
SV-42601r3_rule WINPK-000002 CCI-000185 MEDIUM The External CA Root Certificate must be installed. To ensure secure websites protected with ECA server certificates on NIPRNet are properly validated, the system must trust the ECA Root CA 2. The ECA root certificate will ensure that the trust chain is established for server certificate issued from the External CA. This requirement only applies to NIPRNet systems.System AdministratorIATS-1, IATS-2
SV-42606r4_rule WINPK-000003 CCI-000185 MEDIUM The DoD Interoperability Root CA 1 to DoD Root CA 2 cross certificate must be installed. To ensure that users do not experience denial of service on NIPRNet when performing certificate-based authentication to DoD websites due to the system chaining to a root other than DoD Root CA 2, the DoD Interoperability Root CA 1 to DoD Root CA 2 cross certificate must be installed in the Untrusted Certificate Store. This requirement only applies to NIPRNet systems.System AdministratorIATS-1, IATS-2
SV-46219r1_rule WINCC-000001 CCI-001812 HIGH The Windows Installer Always install with elevated privileges must be disabled. Standard user accounts must not be granted elevated privileges. Enabling Windows Installer to elevate privileges when installing applications can allow malicious persons and applications to gain full control of a system.ECLP-1
SV-47847r1_rule WINRG-000003 CCI-001084 MEDIUM Local administrator accounts must have their privileged token filtered to prevent elevated privileges from being used over the network on domain systems. A compromised local administrator account can provide means for an attacker to move laterally between domain systems. With User Account Control enabled, filtering the privileged token for local administrator accounts will prevent the elevated privileges of these accounts from being used over the network.ECLP-1
SV-49948r5_rule WINCC-000078 CCI-002824 MEDIUM The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) system-wide Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) must be enabled and configured to Application Opt In. Attackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in systems and applications. The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit can enable several mechanisms, such as Data Execution Prevention (DEP), Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), and Structured Exception Handler Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) on the system and applications adding additional levels of protection.ECVP-1
SV-50031r4_rule WINCC-000079 CCI-002824 MEDIUM The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) Default Protections for Internet Explorer must be enabled. Attackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in systems and applications. The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit can enable several mechanisms, such as Data Execution Prevention (DEP), Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), and Structured Exception Handler Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) on the system and applications adding additional levels of protection.ECVP-1
SV-50043r4_rule WINCC-000080 CCI-002824 MEDIUM The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) Default Protections for Recommended Software must be enabled. Attackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in systems and applications. The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit can enable several mechanisms, such as Data Execution Prevention (DEP), Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), and Structured Exception Handler Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) on the system and applications adding additional levels of protection.ECVP-1
SV-50050r4_rule WINCC-000081 CCI-002824 MEDIUM The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) Default Protections for Popular Software must be enabled. Attackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in systems and applications. The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit can enable several mechanisms, such as Data Execution Prevention (DEP), Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), and Structured Exception Handler Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) on the system and applications adding additional levels of protection.ECVP-1
SV-50057r5_rule WINCC-000082 CCI-002824 MEDIUM The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) system-wide Data Execution Prevention (DEP) must be enabled and configured to at least Application Opt Out. Attackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in systems and applications. The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit can enable several mechanisms, such as Data Execution Prevention (DEP), Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), and Structured Exception Handler Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) on the system and applications adding additional levels of protection.ECVP-1
SV-50063r5_rule WINCC-000083 CCI-002824 MEDIUM The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) system-wide Structured Exception Handler Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) must be configured to Application Opt Out. Attackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in systems and applications. The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit can enable several mechanisms, such as Data Execution Prevention (DEP), Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), and Structured Exception Handler Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) on the system and applications adding additional levels of protection.ECVP-1
SV-50951r5_rule WINGE-000100 CCI-000366 HIGH The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) v5.x or later must be installed on the system. Attackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in systems and applications. The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit can enable several mechanisms, such as Data Execution Prevention (DEP), Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), and Structured Exception Handler Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) on the system and applications adding additional levels of protection.ECVP-1
SV-52395r3_rule WINPK-000004 CCI-000185 MEDIUM The US DoD CCEB Interoperability Root CA 1 to DoD Root CA 2 cross-certificate must be installed into the Untrusted Certificates Store. To ensure users do not experience denial of service on NIPRNet when performing certificate-based authentication to DoD websites due to the system chaining to a root other than DoD Root CA 2, the US DoD CCEB Interoperability Root CA 1 to DoD Root CA 2 cross-certificate must be installed in the Untrusted Certificate Store. This requirement only applies to NIPRNet systems.IATS-1, IATS-2
SV-58421r2_rule WINGE-000200 CCI-000366 LOW A group must be defined on domain systems to include all local administrator accounts. Several user rights on domain systems require that local administrator accounts be assigned to them. This is separate from the built-in Administrators group, which also contains domain administrative accounts/groups. Defining a consistent group name allows compliance to be more easily determined.ECLP-1
SV-71659r1_rule WINER-000001 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The Windows Error Reporting Service must be running and configured to start automatically. Windows Error Reporting information can be used to help diagnose day-to-day software issues, as well as help discover malicious code and possibly zero-day attacks on systems.ECSC-1
SV-71853r1_rule WINER-000006 CCI-001314 MEDIUM The system must be configured to prevent the display of error messages to the user. Displaying error messages to users provides them the option of sending the reports. Error reports should be sent silently, unknown to the user. This setting controls whether users are shown an error dialog box that lets them report an error.ECSC-1
SV-71893r1_rule WINER-000010 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to archive error reports. The error reporting archive is stored locally on the system, and is created after an error report has been sent to the local collector or DOD-wide collector (if defined). This creates a backup of the error reporting.ECSC-1
SV-71903r1_rule WINER-000011 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to store all data in the error report archive. The error reporting archive is stored locally on the system and is created after an error report has been sent to the local collector or DOD-wide collector (if defined). Storing all data, including memory contents, adds data that is very helpful in analyzing the errors.ECSC-1
SV-71913r1_rule WINER-000012 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The maximum number of error reports to archive on a system must be configured to 100 or greater. The retention of archived reports provides a history. Older reports are automatically deleted as new reports are generated once the maximum limit has been met. The archive is stored locally on the system and is created after the error report has been sent to the local collector or DOD-wide collector (if defined).ECSC-1
SV-71925r1_rule WINER-000013 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to queue error reports until a local or DOD-wide collector is available. Queueing error reports provides the ability for a system to collect reports locally or until a collection server can be contacted. Valuable system diagnostic and vulnerability information may be lost if the report queue is disabled.ECSC-1
SV-71935r1_rule WINER-000014 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to add all error reports to the queue. Error reports are queued for sending to an error reporting site when the queueing behavior is set to Always Queue. This will maintain the reports in the queue until a connection can be made to the collection server.ECSC-1
SV-71945r1_rule WINER-000015 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The maximum number of error reports to queue on a system must be configured to 50 or greater. The error reporting queue is stored locally on the system and contains the error reports until they have been manually removed or automatically sent to the local collector or DOD-wide collector (if defined). Once a report has been sent to a collector, it is moved to the report archive. Old reports are deleted as new ones arrive once the maximum limit has been met.ECSC-1
SV-71955r1_rule WINER-000016 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to attempt to forward queued error reports once a day. Error reports stored in the queue should be forwarded to a local or DOD-wide collection site when the system can connect to the site. This setting controls the frequency a system will use to try forwarding queued reports to the local or DOD-wide collector.ECSC-1
SV-71965r1_rule WINER-000017 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to automatically consent to send all data requested by a local or DOD-wide error collection site. Configuring error reporting to send all requested data ensures all relevant data associated with the error report is captured for later analysis. This setting determines the default consent behavior of Windows Error Reporting. ECSC-1
SV-71975r1_rule WINER-000018 CCI-001312 MEDIUM The system must be configured to permit the default consent levels of Windows Error Reporting to override any other consent policy setting. This setting determines the behavior of the "Configure Default Consent" setting in relation to custom consent settings. Enabling this allows the default consent levels of Windows Error Reporting to always override any other consent policy setting.ECSC-1