Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Security Technical Implementation Guide

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The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) is published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. 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-54833r2_rule WNFWA-000001 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must be enabled when connected to a domain. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. This setting enables the firewall when connected to the domain.ECSC-1
SV-54849r2_rule WNFWA-000002 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must be enabled when connected to a private network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. This setting enables the firewall when connected to a private network.ECSC-1
SV-54855r2_rule WNFWA-000003 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must be enabled when connected to a public network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. This setting enables the firewall when connected to a public network.ECSC-1
SV-54859r3_rule WNFWA-000004 HIGH The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must block unsolicited inbound connections when connected to a domain. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Unsolicited inbound connections may be malicious attempts to gain access to a system. Unsolicited inbound connections, for which there is no rule allowing the connection, will be blocked in the domain.ECSC-1
SV-54863r3_rule WNFWA-000005 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must allow outbound connections, unless a rule explicitly blocks the connection when connected to a domain. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Outbound connections are allowed in the domain, unless a rule explicitly blocks the connection. This allows normal outbound communication, which could be restricted as necessary with additional rules.ECSC-1
SV-54866r3_rule WNFWA-000006 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must display notifications when a program is blocked from receiving an inbound connection when connected to a domain. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The display of notifications to the user when a program is blocked from receiving an inbound connection in the domain must be enabled to alert the user of potential issues.ECSC-1
SV-54867r3_rule WNFWA-000007 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must block unicast responses to multicast or broadcast messages when connected to a domain. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Unicast responses to multicast or broadcast messages in the domain will be blocked. This helps minimize the risk of an attacker using broadcast or multicast traffic to deliver malicious payloads.ECSC-1
SV-54870r3_rule WNFWA-000008 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security log file name and location must be configured for domain connections. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The location and file name of the firewall log for a domain connection will be defined to ensure the logs are maintained.ECSC-1
SV-54874r3_rule WNFWA-000009 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security log size must be configured for domain connections. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The firewall log file size for a domain connection will be set to ensure enough capacity is allocated for audit data.ECSC-1
SV-54877r3_rule WNFWA-000010 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must log dropped packets when connected to a domain. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Logging of dropped packets for a domain connection will be enabled to maintain an audit trail of potential issues.ECSC-1
SV-54878r3_rule WNFWA-000011 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must log successful connections when connected to a domain. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Logging of successful connections for a domain connection will be enabled to maintain an audit trail if issues are discovered.ECSC-1
SV-54879r3_rule WNFWA-000012 HIGH The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must block unsolicited inbound connections when connected to a private network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Unsolicited inbound connections may be malicious attempts to gain access to a system. Unsolicited inbound connections, for which there is no rule allowing the connection, will be blocked on a private network.ECSC-1
SV-54890r3_rule WNFWA-000013 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must allow outbound connections, unless a rule explicitly blocks the connection when connected to a private network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Outbound connections are allowed on a private network, unless a rule explicitly blocks the connection. This allows normal outbound communication, which could be restricted as necessary with additional rules.ECSC-1
SV-54891r3_rule WNFWA-000014 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must display notifications when a program is blocked from receiving an inbound connection when connected to a private network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The display of notifications to the user when a program is blocked from receiving an inbound connection on a private network must be enabled to alert the user of potential issues.ECSC-1
SV-54892r3_rule WNFWA-000015 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must block unicast responses to multicast or broadcast messages when connected to a private network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Unicast responses to multicast or broadcast messages for a private connection will be blocked. This helps minimize the risk of an attacker using broadcast or multicast traffic to deliver malicious payloads.ECSC-1
SV-54902r3_rule WNFWA-000016 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security log file name and location must be configured for private network connections. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The location and file name of the firewall log for a private connection will be defined to ensure the logs are maintained.ECSC-1
SV-54903r3_rule WNFWA-000017 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security log size must be configured for private network connections. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The firewall log file size for a private connection will be set to ensure enough capacity is allocated for audit data.ECSC-1
SV-54904r3_rule WNFWA-000018 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must log dropped packets when connected to a private network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Logging of dropped packets for a private network connection will be enabled to maintain an audit trail of potential issues.ECSC-1
SV-54905r3_rule WNFWA-000019 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must log successful connections when connected to a private network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Logging of successful connections for a private network connection will be enabled to maintain an audit trail if issues are discovered.ECSC-1
SV-54906r3_rule WNFWA-000020 HIGH The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must block unsolicited inbound connections when connected to a public network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Unsolicited inbound connections may be malicious attempts to gain access to a system. Unsolicited inbound connections, for which there is no rule allowing the connection, will be blocked on a public network.ECSC-1
SV-54908r3_rule WNFWA-000021 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must allow outbound connections, unless a rule explicitly blocks the connection when connected to a public network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Outbound connections are allowed on a public network, unless a rule explicitly blocks the connection. This allows normal outbound communication, which could be restricted as necessary with additional rules.ECSC-1
SV-54910r3_rule WNFWA-000022 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must display notifications when a program is blocked from receiving an inbound connection when connected to a public network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The display of notifications to the user when a program is blocked from receiving an inbound connection on a public network must be enabled to alert the user of potential issues.ECSC-1
SV-54912r3_rule WNFWA-000023 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must block unicast responses to multicast or broadcast messages when connected to a public network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Unicast responses to multicast or broadcast messages for a public network will be blocked. This helps minimize the risk of an attacker using broadcast or multicast traffic to deliver malicious payloads.ECSC-1
SV-54917r3_rule WNFWA-000024 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security local firewall rules must not be merged with Group Policy settings when connected to a public network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Local firewall rules will not be merged with Group Policy settings on a public network to prevent Group Policy settings from being changed.ECSC-1
SV-54918r3_rule WNFWA-000025 MEDIUM The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security local connection rules must not be merged with Group Policy settings when connected to a public network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Local connection rules will not be merged with Group Policy settings on a public network to prevent Group Policy settings from being changed.ECSC-1
SV-54919r3_rule WNFWA-000026 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security log file name and location must be configured for public network connections. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The location and file name of the firewall log for a public network connection will be defined to ensure the logs are maintained.ECSC-1
SV-54921r3_rule WNFWA-000027 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security log size must be configured for public network connections. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. The firewall log file size for a public network connection will be set to ensure enough capacity is allocated for audit data.ECSC-1
SV-54922r3_rule WNFWA-000028 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must log dropped packets when connected to a public network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Logging of dropped packets for a public network connection will be enabled to maintain an audit trail of potential issues.ECSC-1
SV-54923r3_rule WNFWA-000029 LOW The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must log successful connections when connected to a public network. A firewall provides a line of defense against attack. To be effective, it must be enabled and properly configured. Logging of successful connections for a public network connection will be enabled to maintain an audit trail if issues are discovered.ECSC-1