Windows 7 Security Technical Implementation Guide

V001.036R1 2018-04-27       U_Windows_7_V1R36_STIG_SCAP_1-2_Benchmark.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-000366 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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25005r2_rule 2.008 CCI-000213 HIGH Local volumes must be formatted using NTFS. The ability to set access permissions and auditing is critical to maintaining the security and proper access controls of a system. To support this, volumes must be formatted using the NTFS file system.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25046r5_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 Officer
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 Administrator
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 Officer
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 Administrator
SV-25016r3_rule 4.003 CCI-000044 MEDIUM The reset period for the account lockout counter must be configured to 15 minutes or greater on Windows 7. 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 Administrator
SV-25014r3_rule 4.004 CCI-002238 MEDIUM Windows 7 account lockout duration must be configured to 15 minutes or greater. 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.HKSystem Administrator
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 Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25008r3_rule 4.014 CCI-000200 MEDIUM The password history must be configured to 24 passwords remembered. 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. The default value is 24 for Windows domain systems. DoD has decided this is the appropriate value for all Windows systems.HKSystem Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25064r2_rule 3.040 CCI-000366 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 Administrator
SV-25012r2_rule 3.028 CCI-000192 MEDIUM The built-in Windows password complexity policy must be enabled. The use of complex passwords increases their strength against attack. The built-in Windows password complexity policy requires passwords to contain at least 3 of the 4 types of characters (numbers, upper- and lower-case letters, and special characters), as well as preventing the inclusion of user names or parts of.System Administrator
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 Officer
SV-25137r4_rule 3.030 CCI-002235 HIGH Anonymous access to the registry must be restricted. The registry is integral to the function, security, and stability of the Windows system. Some processes may require anonymous access to the registry. This must be limited to properly protect the system.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25019r5_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 all local 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 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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Officer
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 Administrator
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 Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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.HKInformation Assurance OfficerSystem Administrator
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 Administrator
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.HKInformation Assurance OfficerSystem Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Officer
SV-25210r1_rule 4.017 CCI-000764 HIGH DoD information system access does not require the use of a password. The lack of password protection enables anyone to gain access to the information system, which opens a backdoor opportunity for intruders to compromise the system as well as other resources within the same administrative domain.For a DISABLED account(s) with a blank or null password, classify/downgrade this finding to a Category 2 finding.System Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25069r1_rule 3.127 CCI-000366 LOW IPSec exemptions are limited. This check verifies that Windows is configured to limit IPSec exemptions.System Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25118r2_rule 3.131 CCI-002038 MEDIUM User Account Control must automatically deny elevation requests for standard users. User Account Control (UAC) is a security mechanism for limiting the elevation of privileges, including administrative accounts, unless authorized. Denying elevation requests from standard user accounts requires tasks that need elevation to be initiated by accounts with administrative privileges. This prevents privileged account credentials from being cached with standard user profile information to help mitigate credential theft.System Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25255r3_rule 5.140 CCI-000366 MEDIUM The HBSS McAfee Agent must be installed. The McAfee Agent is the client side distributed component of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) which provides a secure communication channel between the ePO server and managed point products.System Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25184r1_rule 5.232 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Turn off indexing of encrypted files. This check verifies that encrypted files are not indexed.System Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25186r1_rule 5.234 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Turn off Windows Defender SpyNet reporting. This check verifies that SpyNet membership is disabled.System Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Officer
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 Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25277r3_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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25296r1_rule 5.278 CCI-000381 LOW Disable Performance PerfTrack. This setting prevents responsiveness events from being aggregated and sent to Microsoft.System Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-25304r1_rule 5.284 CCI-000381 LOW Windows Anytime Upgrade is not disabled. This setting will prevent Windows Anytime Upgrade from running.System Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-33309r3_rule 2.023 CCI-002235 HIGH Standard user accounts must only have Read permissions to the Winlogon registry key. Permissions on the Winlogon registry key must only allow privileged accounts to change registry values. If standard users have this capability there is a potential for programs to run with elevated privileges when a privileged user logs on to the system. System Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-35925r3_rule WINUR-000002 CCI-000213 MEDIUM The Access this computer from the network user right must only be assigned to the Administrators group. 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.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-35941r5_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 all local 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 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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Officer
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-36022r3_rule WINAU-100101 CCI-001849 MEDIUM The Security event log size must be configured to 196608 KB or greater. 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 Administrator
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 Administrator
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 Administrator
SV-42595r5_rule WINPK-000001 CCI-000185 MEDIUM The DoD Root CA certificates must be installed in the Trusted Root Store. To ensure secure DoD websites and DoD-signed code are properly validated, the system must trust the DoD Root Certificate Authorities (CAs). The DoD root certificates will ensure that the trust chain is established for server certificates issued from the DoD CAs.System Administrator
SV-42601r4_rule WINPK-000002 CCI-000185 MEDIUM The External Root CA certificates must be installed in the Trusted Root Store on unclassified systems. To ensure secure websites protected with External Certificate Authority (ECA) server certificates are properly validated, the system must trust the ECA Root CAs. The ECA root certificates will ensure the trust chain is established for server certificates issued from the External CAs. This requirement only applies to unclassified systems.System Administrator
SV-42606r6_rule WINPK-000003 CCI-000185 MEDIUM The DoD Interoperability Root CA cross-certificates must be installed in the Untrusted Certificates Store on unclassified systems. To ensure users do not experience denial of service when performing certificate-based authentication to DoD websites due to the system chaining to a root other than DoD Root CAs, the DoD Interoperability Root CA cross-certificates must be installed in the Untrusted Certificate Store. This requirement only applies to unclassified systems.System Administrator
SV-42618r2_rule WINRG-000001 CCI-002235 HIGH Standard user accounts must only have Read permissions to the Active Setup\Installed Components registry key. Permissions on the Active Setup\Installed Components registry key must only allow privileged accounts to add or change registry values. If standard user accounts have this capability there is a potential for programs to run with elevated privileges when a privileged user logs on to the system. System Administrator
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.
SV-47847r2_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.
SV-49948r6_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.
SV-50031r6_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.
SV-50043r6_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.
SV-50050r6_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.
SV-50057r6_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.
SV-50063r6_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.
SV-50951r7_rule WINGE-000100 CCI-000366 HIGH The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) v5.5 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.
SV-52395r4_rule WINPK-000004 CCI-000185 MEDIUM The US DoD CCEB Interoperability Root CA cross-certificate must be installed in the Untrusted Certificates Store on unclassified systems. To ensure users do not experience denial of service when performing certificate-based authentication to DoD websites due to the system chaining to a root other than DoD Root CAs, the US DoD CCEB Interoperability Root CA cross-certificate must be installed in the Untrusted Certificate Store. This requirement only applies to unclassified systems.
SV-83437r1_rule WIN00-000145 CCI-002824 HIGH Data Execution Prevention (DEP) must be configured to at least OptOut. Attackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in systems and applications. Data Execution Prevention (DEP) prevents harmful code from running in protected memory locations reserved for Windows and other programs.
SV-83443r1_rule WIN00-000150 CCI-002824 HIGH Structured Exception Handling Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) must be turned on. Attackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in systems and applications. Structured Exception Handling Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) blocks exploits that use the Structured Exception Handling overwrite technique, a common buffer overflow attack.
SV-88171r2_rule WIN00-000170 CCI-000381 MEDIUM The Server Message Block (SMB) v1 protocol must be disabled on the SMB server. SMBv1 is a legacy protocol that uses the MD5 algorithm as part of SMB. MD5 is known to be vulnerable to a number of attacks such as collision and preimage attacks as well as not being FIPS compliant. Disabling SMBv1 support may prevent access to file or print sharing resources with systems or devices that only support SMBv1. File shares and print services hosted on Windows Server 2003 are an example, however Windows Server 2003 is no longer a supported operating system. Some older network attached devices may only support SMBv1.
SV-88175r2_rule WIN00-000180 CCI-000381 MEDIUM The Server Message Block (SMB) v1 protocol must be disabled on the SMB client. SMBv1 is a legacy protocol that uses the MD5 algorithm as part of SMB. MD5 is known to be vulnerable to a number of attacks such as collision and preimage attacks as well as not being FIPS compliant. Disabling SMBv1 support may prevent access to file or print sharing resources with systems or devices that only support SMBv1. File shares and print services hosted on Windows Server 2003 are an example, however Windows Server 2003 is no longer a supported operating system. Some older network attached devices may only support SMBv1.