Windows Vista Security Technical Implementation Guide

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  • Published: 2017-01-30
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The Windows Vista 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 Vista 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].
b
Physical security of the Automated Information System (AIS) does not meet DISA requirements.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-1070 - SV-29618r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
1.001
Vuln IDs
  • V-1070
Rule IDs
  • SV-29618r1_rule
Inadequate physical protection can undermine all other security precautions utilized to protect the system. This can jeopardize the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the system. Physical security of the AIS is the first line protection of any system.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-7883r1_chk

Interview the SA to determine if equipment is located in an access controlled area. Note: Servers will be located in rooms, or locked cabinets, that are accessible only to authorized systems personnel. Authorized user access should be verified at two points (i.e. building access and server room). User workstations containing sensitive data should be in access controlled areas.

Fix: F-31r1_fix

Relocate equipment to a controlled access area.

b
Shared user accounts are permitted on the system.
IA-2 - Medium - CCI-000764 - V-1072 - SV-29622r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-2
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000764
Version
1.008
Vuln IDs
  • V-1072
Rule IDs
  • SV-29622r1_rule
Shared accounts do not provide individual accountability for system access and resource usage.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-7885r1_chk

Interview the SA to determine if any shared accounts exist. Any shared account must be documented with the IAO. Documentation should include the reason for the account, who has access to this account, and how the risk of using a shared account (which provides no individual identification and accountability) is mitigated. Note: As an example, a shared account may be permitted for a help desk or a site security personnel machine, if that machine is stand-alone and has no access to the network.

Fix: F-33r1_fix

Remove any shared accounts that do not meet the exception requirements listed.

c
Systems must be at supported service packs (SP) or releases levels.
CM-6 - High - CCI-000366 - V-1073 - SV-29341r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
2.005
Vuln IDs
  • V-1073
Rule IDs
  • SV-29341r1_rule
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
Checks: C-34622r1_chk

From the menu bar click “Start” and then “Run”. Type “winver.exe” in the dialog box and click OK. If the "About Windows" box displays the following Service Pack(s), then this is a finding. Unsupported Service Packs: Windows Vista – any prior to SP2 Support of SP1 for Windows Vista ended 12 July 2011.

Fix: F-30098r1_fix

Update the system to a supported service pack. Application of new service packs should be thoroughly tested before deploying in a production environment.

c
An approved, up-to-date, DoD antivirus program must be installed and used.
CM-6 - High - CCI-000366 - V-1074 - SV-29469r3_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.007
Vuln IDs
  • V-1074
Rule IDs
  • SV-29469r3_rule
Antivirus programs are a primary line of defense against the introduction of viruses and malicious code that can destroy data and even render a computer inoperable. Utilizing an antivirus program provides the ability to detect malicious code before extensive damage occurs. Updated virus scan data files help to protect a system, since new malware are identified by the software vendors on a continual basis.If another recognized antivirus product is installed and has a current signature, this would still be a finding; however, the severity may be reduced to a CAT III.System Administrator
Checks: C-61983r2_chk

If V-19910 from an antivirus STIG has been applied to the system, the signature verification portion of this requirement is NA. Verify a supported DoD antivirus product has been installed on the system. If McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 or later is not installed on the system, this is a finding. And If a product other than McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is used and V-19910 from an antivirus STIG has not been applied to the system, verify the date of the antivirus signature. If the antivirus program signature has not been updated within the past 7 days, this is a finding. The version numbers and the date of the signature can generally be checked by starting the antivirus program. The information may appear in the antivirus window or be available in the Help >> About window. The location varies from product to product.

Fix: F-66879r1_fix

Install McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 or later on the system. Update the signature file at least every 7 days.

a
The system allows shutdown from the logon dialog box.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-1075 - SV-29590r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.007
Vuln IDs
  • V-1075
Rule IDs
  • SV-29590r1_rule
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
Checks: C-18076r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Shutdown: Allow shutdown without having to log on” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: ShutdownWithoutLogon Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-17274r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Shutdown: Allow system to be shutdown without having to log on” to “Enabled”.

a
System information backups are not created, updated, and protected according to DISA requirements.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-1076 - SV-29626r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
1.013
Vuln IDs
  • V-1076
Rule IDs
  • SV-29626r1_rule
Recovery of a damaged or compromised system in a timely basis is difficult without a system information backup. A system backup will usually include sensitive information such as user accounts that could be used in an attack. As a valuable system resource, the system backup should be protected and stored in a physically secure location.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-7887r1_chk

Interview the SA to determine if system recovery backup procedures are in place that comply with DoD requirements. Any of the following would be a finding: •The site does not maintain emergency system recovery data. •The emergency system recovery data is not protected from destruction and stored in a locked storage container. •The emergency system recovery data has not been updated following the last system modification.

Fix: F-36r1_fix

Implement data backup procedures that comply with DoD requirements.

b
Permissions for event logs must conform to minimum requirements.
AU-9 - Medium - CCI-000162 - V-1077 - SV-15087r2_rule
RMF Control
AU-9
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000162
Version
2.001
Vuln IDs
  • V-1077
Rule IDs
  • SV-15087r2_rule
Maintaining an audit trail of system activity logs can help identify configuration errors, troubleshoot service disruptions, and analyze compromises that have occurred, as well as detect attacks. Audit logs are necessary to provide a trail of evidence in case the system or network is compromised. Event logs may be susceptible to tampering if proper permissions are not applied.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-62237r3_chk

Verify the permissions on the event logs. Standard user accounts or groups must not have access. The default permissions listed below satisfy this requirement. Navigate to the log file location. The default location is the "%SystemRoot%\System32\winevt\Logs" directory. For each log file below, right click the file and select "Properties". Select the "Security" tab. Select the "Advanced" button, then "Continue", and respond to any UAC prompts. Log Files: Application.evtx Security.evtx System.evtx Permissions: Eventlog - Full Control SYSTEM - Full Control Administrators - Full Control If the permissions for the file are not as restrictive as those listed, this is a finding. If the organization has an "Auditors" group from previous requirements, the assignment of Full Control permissions to this group would not be a finding.

Fix: F-67153r2_fix

Maintain the permissions on the event logs. Standard user accounts or groups must not have access. The default permissions listed below satisfy this requirement. Navigate to the log file location. The default location is the "%SystemRoot%\System32\winevt\Logs" directory. For each log file below, right click the file and select "Properties". Select the "Security" tab. Select the "Advanced" button, then "Continue", and respond to any UAC prompts. Log Files: Application.evtx Security.evtx System.evtx Permissions: Eventlog - Full Control SYSTEM - Full Control Administrators - Full Control If the organization has an "Auditors" group from previous requirements, this group may be assigned Full Control. If the location of the logs has been changed, when adding Eventlog to the permissions, it must be entered as "NT Service\Eventlog".

c
Local volumes are not formatted using NTFS.
AC-3 - High - CCI-000213 - V-1081 - SV-29477r1_rule
RMF Control
AC-3
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000213
Version
2.008
Vuln IDs
  • V-1081
Rule IDs
  • SV-29477r1_rule
This is a category 1 finding because the ability to set access permissions and audit critical directories and files is only available by using the NTFS file system. The capability to assign access permissions to file objects is a DOD policy requirement. The FAT file system only provides the capability to make files read-only and hidden. The capability to change these attributes is not restricted to any users. An unauthorized individual could boot the machine from a floppy disk and gain full and unrecorded access to file data. trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-24r1_chk

Open Windows Explorer and use the Properties function on each fixed local partition/drive to examine the File System specified on the General Tab. If the File System does not specify NTFS, then this is a finding. Documentable Explanation: Some hardware vendors create a small FAT partition to store troubleshooting and recovery data. No other files should be stored here. This requirement should be documented with the IAO.

Fix: F-53r1_fix

Format all partitions/drives to use NTFS.

a
System pagefile is cleared upon shutdown.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-1084 - SV-28975r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.003
Vuln IDs
  • V-1084
Rule IDs
  • SV-28975r1_rule
This check verifies that Windows is not configured to wipe clean the system page file during a controlled system shutdown.System Administrator
Checks: C-41r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\ Value Name: ClearPageFileAtShutdown Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-6897r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile” to “Disabled”.

a
Floppy media devices are not allocated upon user logon.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-1085 - SV-28976r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.006
Vuln IDs
  • V-1085
Rule IDs
  • SV-28976r1_rule
This check verifies that Windows is configured to not limit access to floppy drives when a user is logged on locally per the FDCC.System Administrator
Checks: C-44r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Devices: Restrict floppy access to locally logged-on user only” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Value Name: Allocatefloppies Value Type: REG_SZ Value: 0

Fix: F-70r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Devices: Restrict floppy access to locally logged-on user only” to “Disabled”.

b
The required legal notice must be configured to display before console logon.
AC-8 - Medium - CCI-000048 - V-1089 - SV-29633r3_rule
RMF Control
AC-8
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000048
Version
3.011
Vuln IDs
  • V-1089
Rule IDs
  • SV-29633r3_rule
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
Checks: C-32717r3_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on” is not set to the following, then this is a finding. You are accessing a U.S. Government (USG) Information System (IS) that is provided for USG-authorized use only. By using this IS (which includes any device attached to this IS), you consent to the following conditions: -The USG routinely intercepts and monitors communications on this IS for purposes including, but not limited to, penetration testing, COMSEC monitoring, network operations and defense, personnel misconduct (PM), law enforcement (LE), and counterintelligence (CI) investigations. -At any time, the USG may inspect and seize data stored on this IS. -Communications using, or data stored on, this IS are not private, are subject to routine monitoring, interception, and search, and may be disclosed or used for any USG-authorized purpose. -This IS includes security measures (e.g., authentication and access controls) to protect USG interests--not for your personal benefit or privacy. -Notwithstanding the above, using this IS does not constitute consent to PM, LE or CI investigative searching or monitoring of the content of privileged communications, or work product, related to personal representation or services by attorneys, psychotherapists, or clergy, and their assistants. Such communications and work product are private and confidential. See User Agreement for details. Any OS versions that do not support the full text version must state the following: “I've read & consent to terms in IS user agreem't.” Deviations are not permitted except as authorized by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information and Identity Assurance. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: LegalNoticeText Value Type: REG_SZ Value: See message text above

Fix: F-28804r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options ->“Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on” as outlined in the check.

a
Caching of logon credentials must be limited.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-1090 - SV-28978r3_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.013
Vuln IDs
  • V-1090
Rule IDs
  • SV-28978r3_rule
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
Checks: C-59055r6_chk

If the system is not a member of a domain, this is NA. Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for "Interactive Logon: Number of previous logons to cache (in case Domain Controller is unavailable)" is not set to "2" logons or less, this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Value Name: CachedLogonsCount Value Type: REG_SZ Value: 2 (or less)

Fix: F-63545r1_fix

If the system is not a member of a domain, this is NA. Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> "Interactive Logon: Number of previous logons to cache (in case Domain Controller is not available)" to "2" logons or less.

c
Anonymous shares are not restricted.
SC-4 - High - CCI-001090 - V-1093 - SV-28982r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-4
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-001090
Version
3.018
Vuln IDs
  • V-1093
Rule IDs
  • SV-28982r1_rule
This is a Category 1 finding because it allows anonymous logon users (null session connections) to list all account names and enumerate all shared resources, thus providing a map of potential points to attack the system.trueIn a mixed Windows environment this setting may cause systems with down-level operating systems to fail to authenticate, may prevent their users from changing their passwords, and may cause problems with managing printers and spools. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-32719r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. If the value for “Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policies referenced configure the following registry values: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\ Value Name: RestrictAnonymousSAM (Sam accounts) And Value Name: RestrictAnonymous (Sam accounts and shares) Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Documentable Explanation: If the required settings cannot be used to allow for proper operation in a mixed Windows environment, then this should be documented with the IAO.

Fix: F-28805r1_fix

Configure the policy values for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts” and “Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares” to “Enabled".

b
Number of allowed bad-logon attempts does not meet minimum requirements.
AC-7 - Medium - CCI-000044 - V-1097 - SV-28986r1_rule
RMF Control
AC-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000044
Version
4.002
Vuln IDs
  • V-1097
Rule IDs
  • SV-28986r1_rule
The account lockout feature, when enabled, prevents brute-force password attacks on the system. The higher this value is, the less effective the account lockout feature will be in protecting the local system. The number of bad logon attempts should be reasonably small to minimize the possibility of a successful password attack, while allowing for honest errors made during a normal user logon.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-3200r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Account Policies -> Account Lockout Policy. If the “Account lockout threshold” is "0" or more than three attempts, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-6569r1_fix

Configure the system to lock out an account after three invalid logon attempts.

b
Time before bad-logon counter is reset does not meet minimum requirements.
AC-7 - Medium - CCI-000044 - V-1098 - SV-29638r1_rule
RMF Control
AC-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000044
Version
4.003
Vuln IDs
  • V-1098
Rule IDs
  • SV-29638r1_rule
This parameter specifies the amount of time that must pass between two successive login attempts to ensure that a lockout will occur. The smaller this value is, the less effective the account lockout feature will be in protecting the local system.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-3203r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Account Policies -> Account Lockout Policy. If the “Reset account lockout counter after” value is less than 60 minutes, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-6570r1_fix

Configure the system to have the lockout counter reset itself after a minimum of 60 minutes.

b
Lockout duration does not meet minimum requirements.
AC-7 - Medium - CCI-002238 - V-1099 - SV-29642r1_rule
RMF Control
AC-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002238
Version
4.004
Vuln IDs
  • V-1099
Rule IDs
  • SV-29642r1_rule
This parameter specifies the amount of time that must pass before a locked-out account is automatically unlocked by the system.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-3205r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Account Policies -> Account Lockout Policy. If the “Account lockout duration” is not set to "0", requiring and administrator to unlock the account, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-6571r1_fix

Configure the system so that the bad logon lockout duration conforms to DoD requirements.

c
Unauthorized users are granted right to Act as part of the operating system.
AC-6 - High - CCI-002235 - V-1102 - SV-28990r1_rule
RMF Control
AC-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-002235
Version
4.009
Vuln IDs
  • V-1102
Rule IDs
  • SV-28990r1_rule
This is a Category 1 finding because users and user groups that are assigned this right can bypass all security protective mechanisms that apply to all users, including administrators. Accounts with this right should have passwords with the maximum length and be kept in a locked container accessible only by the IAO and his designated backup. Some applications require this right to function. Any exception needs to be documented with the IAO.trueRemoving application accounts from this right may cause the applications to stop functioning.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-378r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment. If any user accounts, or groups (to include administrators),are granted the right "Act as part of the operating system", then this is a finding. Documentable Explanation: Some applications require this right to function. Any exception needs to be documented with the IAO. Acceptable forms of documentation include vendor published documents and application owner confirmation.

Fix: F-5745r1_fix

Configure the system to prevent unauthorized users to "Act as part of the operating system".

b
User rights assignments must meet minimum requirements.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-1103 - SV-18392r3_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
4.010
Vuln IDs
  • V-1103
Rule IDs
  • SV-18392r3_rule
Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities not required by the normal user.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-62239r2_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies >> User Rights Assignment. Compare the User Rights to the following list. If any groups or accounts are given rights that are not authorized below, this is a finding. Access this computer from the network - Administrators Act as part of the operating system - See separate requirement V-1102 Adjust memory quotas for a process - Administrators, Local Service, Network Service Allow log on locally - Administrators, Users Allow log on through Terminal Services - (None) Backup files and directories - Administrators Bypass traverse checking - Administrators, Users, Local Service, Network Service Change the system time - Administrators, Local Service Change the time zone - Administrators, Users, Local Service Create a pagefile - Administrators Create a token object - (None) Create global objects - Administrators, Service, Local Service, Network Service Create permanent shared objects - (None) Create symbolic links - Administrators Debug programs - See separate requirement V-18010 Deny access to this computer from the network - See separate requirement V-1155 Deny log on as a batch job - See separate requirement V-26483 Deny log on as a service - See separate requirement V-26484 Deny log on locally - See separate requirement V-26485 Deny log on through Terminal Services - See separate requirement V-26486 Enable computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation - (None) Force shutdown from a remote system - Administrators Generate security audits - Local Service, Network Service Impersonate a client after authentication - Administrators, Service, Local Service, Network Service Increase a process working set - Administrators, Local Service Increase scheduling priority - Administrators Load and unload device drivers - Administrators Lock pages in memory - (None) Log on as a batch job - (None) Log on as a service - (None) Manage auditing and security log - Administrators If the organization has an "Auditors" group from previous requirements, the assignment of this group to the user right would not be a finding. Modify an object label - (None) Modify firmware environment values - Administrators Perform volume maintenance tasks - Administrators Profile single process - Administrators Profile system performance - Administrators Remove computer from docking station - Administrators, Users Replace a process level token - Local Service, Network Service Restore files and directories - Administrators Shut down the system - Administrators, Users Take ownership of files or other objects - Administrators Documentable Explanation: Some applications require one or more of these rights to function. Any exception needs to be documented with the ISSO. Acceptable forms of documentation include vendor published documents and application owner confirmation.

Fix: F-67155r2_fix

Configure the policy values for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> User Rights Assignment >> as listed below: Access this computer from the network - Administrators Act as part of the operating system - See separate requirement V-1102 Adjust memory quotas for a process - Administrators, Local Service, Network Service Allow log on locally - Administrators, Users Allow log on through Terminal Services - (None) Backup files and directories - Administrators Bypass traverse checking - Administrators, Users, Local Service, Network Service Change the system time - Administrators, Local Service Change the time zone - Administrators, Users, Local Service Create a pagefile - Administrators Create a token object - (None) Create global objects - Administrators, Service, Local Service, Network Service Create permanent shared objects - (None) Create symbolic links - Administrators Debug programs - See separate requirement V-18010 Deny access to this computer from the network - See separate requirement V-1155 Deny log on as a batch job - See separate requirement V-26483 Deny log on as a service - See separate requirement V-26484 Deny log on locally - See separate requirement V-26485 Deny log on through Terminal Services - See separate requirement V-26486 Enable computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation - (None) Force shutdown from a remote system - Administrators Generate security audits - Local Service, Network Service Impersonate a client after authentication - Administrators, Service, Local Service, Network Service Increase a process working set - Administrators, Local Service Increase scheduling priority - Administrators Load and unload device drivers - Administrators Lock pages in memory - (None) Log on as a batch job - (None) Log on as a service - (None) Manage auditing and security log - Administrators If the organization has an "Auditors" group from previous requirements, the assignment of this group to the user right would not be a finding. Modify an object label - (None) Modify firmware environment values - Administrators Perform volume maintenance tasks - Administrators Profile single process - Administrators Profile system performance - Administrators Remove computer from docking station - Administrators, Users Replace a process level token - Local Service, Network Service Restore files and directories - Administrators Shut down the system - Administrators, Users Take ownership of files or other objects - Administrators

b
Maximum password age does not meet minimum requirements.
IA-5 - Medium - CCI-000199 - V-1104 - SV-29646r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-5
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000199
Version
4.011
Vuln IDs
  • V-1104
Rule IDs
  • SV-29646r1_rule
The longer a password is in use, the greater the opportunity for someone to gain unauthorized knowledge of the passwords. Further, scheduled changing of passwords hinders the ability of unauthorized system users to crack passwords and gain access to a system.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-3221r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Account Policies -> Password Policy. If the value for the “Maximum password age” is greater than 60 days, then this is a finding. If the value is set to 0 (never expires), then this is a finding.

Fix: F-6573r1_fix

Configure the Maximum Password Age so that it is not "0" and doesn't exceed 60 days.

b
Minimum password age does not meet minimum requirements.
IA-5 - Medium - CCI-000198 - V-1105 - SV-28994r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-5
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000198
Version
4.012
Vuln IDs
  • V-1105
Rule IDs
  • SV-28994r1_rule
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
Checks: C-3223r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Account Policies -> Password Policy. If the value for the “Minimum password age” is less than one day, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-6574r1_fix

Configure the Minimum Password Age so that it is a minimum of "1".

b
The password history must be configured to 24 passwords remembered.
IA-5 - Medium - CCI-000200 - V-1107 - SV-29651r2_rule
RMF Control
IA-5
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000200
Version
4.014
Vuln IDs
  • V-1107
Rule IDs
  • SV-29651r2_rule
A system is more vulnerable to unauthorized access when system users recycle the same password several times without being required to change a password to a unique password on a regularly scheduled basis. This enables users to effectively negate the purpose of mandating periodic password changes. The default value is 24 for Windows domain systems. DoD has decided this is the appropriate value for all Windows systems.System Administrator
Checks: C-69231r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Account Policies >> Password Policy. If the value for "Enforce password history" is less than "24" passwords remembered, this is a finding.

Fix: F-74855r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Account Policies >> Password Policy >> "Enforce password history" to "24" passwords remembered.

a
Outdated or unused accounts must be removed from the system.
IA-4 - Low - CCI-000795 - V-1112 - SV-29481r2_rule
RMF Control
IA-4
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000795
Version
4.019
Vuln IDs
  • V-1112
Rule IDs
  • SV-29481r2_rule
Outdated or unused accounts provide penetration points that may go undetected. Inactive accounts must be deleted if no longer necessary or, if still required, disable until needed.trueSystem Administrator
Checks: C-60951r3_chk

Run the DUMPSEC utility. Select "Dump Users as Table" from the "Report" menu. Select the following fields, and click "Add" for each entry: UserName SID LastLogonTime AcctDisabled Review the "LastLogonTime". If any enabled accounts have not been logged on to within the past 35 days, this is a finding. The following accounts are exempt: Built-in administrator account (SID ending in 500) Built-in guest account (SID ending in 501) Application accounts Disabled accounts Review the list to determine the finding validity for each account reported. If the organization has a need for special purpose local user accounts such as a backup administrator account (see V-14224), this must be documented with the ISSO. This would not be a finding.

Fix: F-65681r1_fix

Regularly review accounts to determine if they are still active. Accounts that have not been used in the last 35 days must be removed or disabled.

b
The built-in guest account is not disabled.
IA-8 - Medium - CCI-000804 - V-1113 - SV-29656r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-8
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000804
Version
4.020
Vuln IDs
  • V-1113
Rule IDs
  • SV-29656r1_rule
A system faces an increased vulnerability threat if the built-in guest account is not disabled. This account is a known account that exists on all Windows systems and cannot be deleted. This account is initialized during the installation of the operating system with no password assigned. This account is a member of the Everyone user group and has all the rights and permissions associated with that group, which could subsequently provide access to system resources to anonymous users.System Administrator
Checks: C-394r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Accounts: Guest account status” is not set to ” Disabled”, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-5759r1_fix

Configure the system to disable the built-in guest Account.

b
The built-in guest account has not been renamed.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-1114 - SV-29484r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
4.021
Vuln IDs
  • V-1114
Rule IDs
  • SV-29484r1_rule
A system faces an increased vulnerability threat if the built-in guest account is not renamed or disabled. The built-in guest account is a known user account on all Windows systems, and as initially installed, does not require a password. This can allow access to system resources by unauthorized users. This account is a member of the group Everyone and has all the rights and permissions associated with that group and could provide access to system resources to unauthorized users.System Administrator
Checks: C-403r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Accounts: Rename guest account” is not set to a value other than “Guest”, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-5761r1_fix

Configure the system to rename the built-in guest account

b
The built-in administrator account has not been renamed.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-1115 - SV-28997r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
4.022
Vuln IDs
  • V-1115
Rule IDs
  • SV-28997r1_rule
The built-in administrator account is a well known account. Renaming the account to an unidentified name improves the protection of this account and the system.System Administrator
Checks: C-411r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Accounts: Rename administrator account” is not set to a value other than “Administrator”, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-5762r1_fix

Configure the system to rename the built-in administrator account.

b
Event log sizes do not meet minimum requirements.
AU-4 - Medium - CCI-001849 - V-1118 - SV-16946r1_rule
RMF Control
AU-4
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001849
Version
5.002
Vuln IDs
  • V-1118
Rule IDs
  • SV-16946r1_rule
Inadequate log size will cause the log to fill up quickly and require frequent clearing by administrative personnel.trueMicrosoft recommends that the combined size of all the event logs (including DNS logs, Directory Services logs, and Replication logs on Servers or Domain Controllers) should not exceed 300 megabytes. Exceeding the recommended value can impact performance.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-16639r1_chk

Vista/2008 - If the following registry values don’t exist or are not configured as specified, then this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EventLog\Application Value Name: MaxSize Type: REG_DWORD Value: 32768 Subkey: Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EventLog\Security Value Name: MaxSize Type: REG_DWORD Value: 81920 Subkey: Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EventLog\Setup Value Name: MaxSize Type: REG_DWORD Value: 32768 Subkey: Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EventLog\System Value Name: MaxSize Type: REG_DWORD Value: 32768 Documentable: Yes Documentable Explanation: If the machine is configured to write an event log directly to an audit server, the “Maximum log size” for that log does not have to conform to the requirements above. This should be documented with the IAO.

Fix: F-16018r1_fix

Configure the following policy values as listed below: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Event Log Service -> Application -> “Maximum Log Size (KB)” will be set to “Enabled:32768” Security -> “Maximum Log Size (KB)” will be set to “Enabled:81920” Setup -> “Maximum Log Size (KB)” will be set to “Enabled:32768” System -> “Maximum Log Size (KB)” will be set to “Enabled:32768”

b
Booting into alternate operating systems is permitted.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-1119 - SV-19250r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.003
Vuln IDs
  • V-1119
Rule IDs
  • SV-19250r1_rule
Allowing other operating systems to run on a secure system, can allow users to circumvent security. If more than one operating system is installed on a computer, each must be configured to be compliant with STIG guidance.Review each alternate OS boot option with the SA.The system is not configured to prevent booting into non-compliant alternate operating systems.System Administrator
Checks: C-19596r1_chk

Open the Control Panel Double-click on the “System” applet. Click on the “Advanced System Settings” link. Click on the “Advanced” tab. Click the Startup and Recovery “Settings” button. If the drop-down listbox in System Startup shows any operating system other than the current Windows OS, this may be a finding. If all additional operating systems are STIG compliant, then this is not a finding.

Fix: F-5811r1_fix

Configure the system to prevent running non-compliant alternate operating systems.

b
Installed FTP server is configured to allow prohibited logins.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-1120 - SV-29492r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.004
Vuln IDs
  • V-1120
Rule IDs
  • SV-29492r1_rule
The FTP (File Transfer Protocol) service allows remote users to access shared files and directories. Allowing anonymous FTP makes user auditing difficult. Using accounts that have administrator privileges to log on to FTP risks that the user id and password will be captured on the network, and give administrator access to an unauthorized user.If accounts with administrator privileges are used to access FTP, then this becomes a Category I finding.System Administrator
Checks: C-515r1_chk

In the “Command Prompt” window, enter the following command, and attempt to logon as the user “anonymous:” C:\>ftp 127.0.0.1 (Connected to ftru014538.ncr.disa.mil. 220 ftru014538 Microsoft FTP Service (Version 2.0).) User: anonymous (331 Anonymous access allowed, send identity (e-mail name) as password.) Password: password (230 Anonymous user logged in.) ftp> If the command response indicates that an anonymous FTP login was permitted, then this is a finding. Severity Override: If accounts with administrator privileges are used to access FTP, then this becomes a Category I finding.

Fix: F-5813r1_fix

Configure the system to prevent an installed FTP service from allowing prohibited logons.

c
Installed FTP server is configured to allow access to the system drive.
CM-6 - High - CCI-000366 - V-1121 - SV-29496r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.005
Vuln IDs
  • V-1121
Rule IDs
  • SV-29496r1_rule
This is a Category 1 finding because the FTP service allows remote users to access shared files and directories which could provide access to system resources and compromise the system, especially if the user can gain access to the root directory of the boot drive.System Administrator
Checks: C-516r1_chk

In the “Command Prompt” window, enter the following command, log on using an authenticated FTP account, and attempt to access the root of the boot drive: X:\>ftp 127.0.0.1 (Connected to ftru065103.ncr.disa.mil. 220 ftru065103 Microsoft FTP Service (Version 2.0).) User: ftpuser (331 Password required for ftpuser.) Password: password (230 User ftpuser logged in.) ftp> dir / If the FTP session indicates access to operating system files like “PAGEFILE.SYS” or “NTLDR,” then this is a finding.

Fix: F-5814r1_fix

Configure the system to prevent an FTP Service from allowing access to the system drive.

b
The system configuration is not set with a password-protected screen saver.
AC-11 - Medium - CCI-000056 - V-1122 - SV-29500r1_rule
RMF Control
AC-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000056
Version
5.006
Vuln IDs
  • V-1122
Rule IDs
  • SV-29500r1_rule
The system should be locked when unattended. Unattended systems are susceptible to unauthorized use. The screen saver should be set at a maximum of 15 minutes and password protected. This protects critical and sensitive data from exposure to unauthorized personnel with physical access to the computer.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-518r1_chk

If the any of the registry values don’t exist or are not configured as follows, then this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop\ Value Name: ScreenSaveActive Type: REG_SZ Value: 1 Value Name: ScreenSaverIsSecure Type: REG_SZ Value: 1 Value Name: ScreenSaveTimeOut Type: REG_SZ Value: 900 (or less) Documentable Explanation: Terminal servers and applications requiring continuous, real-time screen display (i.e., network management products) require the following and need to be documented with the IAO. -The logon session does not have administrator rights. -The display station (i.e., keyboard, monitor, etc.) is located in a controlled access area.

Fix: F-5816r1_fix

Configure The policy values for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Display as follows: “Screen Saver” will be set to “Enabled” (“Activate screen saver” on Windows 2000) “Password protect the screen saver” will be set to “Enabled” “Screen Saver timeout” will be set to “Enabled: 900 seconds” (or less)

c
Only administrators responsible for the system must have Administrator rights on the system.
AC-6 - High - CCI-002235 - V-1127 - SV-29504r2_rule
RMF Control
AC-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-002235
Version
4.027
Vuln IDs
  • V-1127
Rule IDs
  • SV-29504r2_rule
An account that does not have Administrator duties must not have Administrator rights. Such rights would allow the account to bypass or modify required security restrictions on that machine and make it vulnerable to attack. System administrators must log on to systems only using accounts with the minimum level of authority necessary. For domain joined workstations, the Domain Admins group must be replaced by a domain workstation administrator group. Restricting highly privileged accounts from the local Administrators group helps mitigate the risk of privilege escalation resulting from credential theft attacks. Standard user accounts must not be members of the built-in Administrators group.The reviewer should review all questionable accounts with the SA.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-44698r1_chk

Review the local Administrators group. Only the appropriate administrator groups or accounts responsible for administration of the system may be members of the group. For domain joined workstations, the Domain Admins group must be replaced by a domain workstation administrator group. Standard user accounts must not be members of the local administrator group. If prohibited accounts are members of the local administrators group, this is a finding. The built-in Administrator account or other required administrative accounts would not be a finding.

Fix: F-40995r1_fix

Configure the system to include only administrator groups or accounts that are responsible for the system in the local Administrators group. For domain joined workstations, replace the Domain Admins group with a domain workstation administrator group. Remove any standard user accounts.

a
Security configuration tools or equivalent processes must be used to configure and maintain platforms for security compliance.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-1128 - SV-29668r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
1.016
Vuln IDs
  • V-1128
Rule IDs
  • SV-29668r2_rule
Security configuration tools such as Group Policies and Security Templates allow system administrators to consolidate security-related system settings into a single configuration file. These settings can then be applied consistently to any number of Windows systems.System Administrator
Checks: C-51987r1_chk

Verify security configuration tools or equivalent processes are being used to configure Windows systems to meet security requirements. If security configuration tools or equivalent processes are not used, this is a finding. Security configuration tools that are integrated into Windows, such as Group Policies and Security Templates, may be used to configure platforms for security compliance. If an alternate method is used to configure a system (e.g., manually using the DISA Windows Security STIGs, etc.) and the same configured result is achieved, this is acceptable.

Fix: F-53869r1_fix

Implement a process using security configuration tools or the equivalent to configure Windows systems to meet security requirements.

b
ACLs for system files and directories do not conform to minimum requirements.
AC-3 - Medium - CCI-002165 - V-1130 - SV-16968r1_rule
RMF Control
AC-3
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002165
Version
2.006
Vuln IDs
  • V-1130
Rule IDs
  • SV-16968r1_rule
Failure to properly configure file and directory permissions (ACLs) allows the possibility of unauthorized and anonymous modification to the operating system and installed applications.If a manual check of a questionable ACL setting shows that it has been set to meet or is more restrictive than minimum requirements, then it will not be counted as a finding.trueSystem Administrator
Checks: C-39090r1_chk

The default ACL settings are adequate when the Security Option “Network access: Let everyone permissions apply to anonymous users” is set to “Disabled” (V-3377) and Power User Group Membership is restricted. If the default ACLs are maintained, the referenced option is set to “Disabled” and Powers Users are restricted, this check should normally be marked not a finding. The Power Users group is included in later Windows versions for backward compatibility. If an ACL setting prevents a site’s applications from performing properly, the site can modify that specific setting. Settings should only be changed to the minimum necessary for the application to function. Each exception to the recommended settings should be documented and kept on file by the IAO.

Fix: F-29104r1_fix

Maintain the default file ACLs, configure the Security Option: “Network access: Let everyone permissions apply to anonymous users” to “Disabled” (V-3377) and restrict the Power Users group to include no members.

a
Printer share permissions are not configured as recommended.
AC-3 - Low - CCI-000213 - V-1135 - SV-29510r1_rule
RMF Control
AC-3
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000213
Version
3.027
Vuln IDs
  • V-1135
Rule IDs
  • SV-29510r1_rule
Improperly configured share permissions on printers can permit the addition of unauthorized print devices on the network. Windows shares are a means by which files, folders, printers, and other resources can be published for network users to remotely access. Regular users cannot create shares on their local machines; only Administrators and Power Users have that ability.System Administrator
Checks: C-80r1_chk

Run Windows Explorer. Select the Control Panel folder. (NT=Printers folder) Select the Printers folder. If there are no locally attached printers, then mark this as “Not Applicable.” Perform this check for each locally attached printer: Right click on a locally-attached printer. Select Sharing from the drop-down menu. Perform this check on each printer that has the “Shared” radio-button selected: Select the Security tab The following table lists the recommended printer share security settings (Allow Permission): Users - Print Administrators, System, Creator Owner - Print, Manage Printers, Manage Documents If there are no shared local printers, then mark this as “Not Applicable.” If the share permissions do not match the above table, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-88r1_fix

Configure the permissions on locally shared printers to meet the minimum requirements.

a
Users must be forcibly disconnected when their logon hours expire.
SC-10 - Low - CCI-001133 - V-1136 - SV-29000r2_rule
RMF Control
SC-10
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-001133
Version
4.006
Vuln IDs
  • V-1136
Rule IDs
  • SV-29000r2_rule
Users must not be permitted to remain logged on to the network after they have exceeded their permitted logon hours. In many cases, this indicates that a user forgot to log off before leaving for the day. However, it may also indicate that a user is attempting unauthorized access at a time when the system may be less closely monitored. Forcibly disconnecting users when logon hours expire protects critical and sensitive network data from exposure to unauthorized personnel with physical access to the computer.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-52009r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for "Microsoft Network Server: Disconnect Clients When Logon Hours Expire" is not set to "Enabled", this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\ Value Name: EnableForcedLogoff Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-53895r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> "Microsoft Network Server: Disconnect Clients When Logon Hours Expire" to "Enabled".

c
Users with Administrative privilege are not documented or do not have separate accounts for administrative duties and normal operational tasks.
CM-6 - High - CCI-000366 - V-1140 - SV-29680r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
1.006
Vuln IDs
  • V-1140
Rule IDs
  • SV-29680r2_rule
Using a privileged account to perform routine functions makes the computer vulnerable to attack by any virus or Trojan Horse inadvertently introduced during a session that has been granted full privileges. The rule of least privilege should always be enforced.Information Assurance Officer
Checks: C-7884r2_chk

Ask the System Administrator (SA) to show the necessary documentation that identifies the members of this privileged group. This check verifies each user with administrative privileges has been assigned a unique account, separate from the built-in “Administrator” account. This check also verifies the default “Administrator” account is not being used. Administrators should be properly trained before being permitted to perform administrator duties. The IAO will maintain a list of all users belonging to the Administrator’s group. If any of the following conditions are true, then this is a finding: •Each SA does not have a unique userid dedicated for administering the system. •Each SA does not have a separate account for normal user tasks. •The built-in administrator account is used to administer the system. •Administrators have not been properly trained. •The IAO does not maintain a list of users belonging to the Administrator’s group.

Fix: F-32r2_fix

Create the necessary documentation that identifies the members of this privileged group. Ensure each member has a separate account for user duties and one for his privileged duties and the other requirements outlined in the manual check are met.

b
Unencrypted passwords must not be sent to third-party SMB Servers.
IA-5 - Medium - CCI-000197 - V-1141 - SV-29003r2_rule
RMF Control
IA-5
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000197
Version
3.034
Vuln IDs
  • V-1141
Rule IDs
  • SV-29003r2_rule
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
Checks: C-61995r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies >> Security Options. If the value for "Microsoft Network Client: Send unencrypted password to third-party SMB servers" is not set to "Disabled", this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters\ Value Name: EnablePlainTextPassword Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-66891r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "Microsoft Network Client: Send unencrypted password to third-party SMB servers" to "Disabled".

b
Automatic logons must be disabled.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-1145 - SV-29006r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.040
Vuln IDs
  • V-1145
Rule IDs
  • SV-29006r2_rule
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
Checks: C-45833r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for "MSS: (AutoAdminLogon) Enable Automatic Logon (not recommended)" is not set to "Disabled", this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Value Name: AutoAdminLogon Type: REG_SZ Value: 0

Fix: F-43224r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> "MSS: (AutoAdminLogon) Enable Automatic Logon (not recommended)" to "Disabled". Ensure no passwords are stored in the "DefaultPassword" registry value noted below. Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Value Name: DefaultPassword

a
Local users must not exist on a system in a domain.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-1148 - SV-29512r3_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
4.024
Vuln IDs
  • V-1148
Rule IDs
  • SV-29512r3_rule
To minimize potential points of attack, local users, other than built-in accounts such as Administrator and Guest accounts, must not exist on a workstation in a domain. Users must log onto workstations in a domain with their domain accounts.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-51779r3_chk

Run the DUMPSEC utility. Select "Dump Users as Table" from the "Report" menu. Select the following fields, and click "Add" for each entry: UserName SID AcctDisabled Groups If local users other than the built-in accounts listed below exist on a workstation in a domain, this is a finding: Built-in administrator account (SID ending in 500) Built-in guest account (SID ending in 501) If the organization has a need for special purpose local user accounts such as a backup administrator account (see V-14224), this must be documented with the ISSO. This would not be a finding.

Fix: F-53561r3_fix

Limit local user accounts on domain-joined systems. Remove any unauthorized local accounts.

b
The built-in Windows password complexity policy must be enabled.
IA-5 - Medium - CCI-000192 - V-1150 - SV-29684r2_rule
RMF Control
IA-5
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000192
Version
3.028
Vuln IDs
  • V-1150
Rule IDs
  • SV-29684r2_rule
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
Checks: C-66211r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Account Policies >> Password Policy. If the value for "Password must meet complexity requirements" is not set to "Enabled", this is a finding. Note: If an external password filter is in use that enforces all 4 character types and requires this setting be set to "Disabled", this would not be considered a finding. If this setting does not affect the use of an external password filter, it must be enabled for fallback purposes.

Fix: F-71577r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Account Policies >> Password Policy >> "Password must meet complexity requirements" to "Enabled".

a
Print driver installation privilege is not restricted to administrators.
CM-11 - Low - CCI-001812 - V-1151 - SV-29009r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-11
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-001812
Version
3.029
Vuln IDs
  • V-1151
Rule IDs
  • SV-29009r1_rule
By default, the print spooler allows any user to add and to delete printer drivers on the local system. This capability should be restricted to authorized personnel.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-83r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Devices: Prevent users from installing printer drivers” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Providers\LanMan Print Services\Servers Value Name: AddPrinterDrivers Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Documentable Explanation: If site circumstances require that users be able to install print drivers for locally attached printers (e.g. - Users that telecommute and attach a home printer), this exception can be documented with the site IAO.

Fix: F-83r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Devices: Prevent users from installing printer drivers” to “Enabled”.

c
Anonymous access to the registry must be restricted.
AC-6 - High - CCI-002235 - V-1152 - SV-29594r2_rule
RMF Control
AC-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-002235
Version
3.030
Vuln IDs
  • V-1152
Rule IDs
  • SV-29594r2_rule
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
Checks: C-66315r1_chk

Run "Regedit". Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurePipeServers\Winreg\ If the key does not exist, this is a finding. Review the permissions. If the default permissions listed below have been changed, this is a finding. Administrators - Full Control Backup Operators - Special (Special = Query Value, Enumerate Subkeys, Notify, Read Control (effectively = Read) - This key only) LOCAL SERVICE - Read

Fix: F-71703r1_fix

Maintain the default permissions of the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurePipeServers\Winreg\ Administrators - Full Backup Operators - Special (Special = Query Value, Enumerate Subkeys, Notify, Read Control (effectively = Read) - This key only) LOCAL SERVICE - Read

c
The Send download LanMan compatible password option is not set to Send NTLMv2 response only\refuse LM.
CM-6 - High - CCI-000366 - V-1153 - SV-29012r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.031
Vuln IDs
  • V-1153
Rule IDs
  • SV-29012r1_rule
The Kerberos v5 authentication protocol is the default for authentication of users who are logging on to domain accounts. NTLM is retained in later Windows versions for compatibility with clients and servers that are running earlier versions of Windows. It is also used to authenticate logons to stand-alone computers that are running later versions.trueSetting this to the required setting may prevent authentication with older Operating Systems and break some applications.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-86r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level” is not set to at least “Send NTLMv2 response only\refuse LM” (Level 4), then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\ Value Name: LmCompatibilityLevel Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 4 (5 is also acceptable) Documentable Explanation: In a mixed Windows environment, if this setting needs to be loosened due to compatibility issues, then the reasons need to be documented with the IAO.

Fix: F-91r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level” to at least “Send NTLMv2 response only\refuse LM”.

b
Ctrl+Alt+Del security attention sequence is Disabled.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-1154 - SV-29015r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.032
Vuln IDs
  • V-1154
Rule IDs
  • SV-29015r1_rule
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
Checks: C-88r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Interactive Logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: DisableCAD Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-92r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Interactive Logon: Do not require CTRL ALT DEL” to “Disabled”.

b
The Deny access to this computer from the network user right on workstations must be configured to prevent access from highly privileged domain accounts and local administrator accounts on domain systems and unauthenticated access on all systems.
AC-3 - Medium - CCI-000213 - V-1155 - SV-29598r4_rule
RMF Control
AC-3
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000213
Version
WINUR-000017
Vuln IDs
  • V-1155
Rule IDs
  • SV-29598r4_rule
Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high level capabilities. The "Deny access to this computer from the network" right defines the accounts that are prevented from logging on from the network. In an Active Directory Domain, denying logons to the Enterprise Admins and Domain Admins groups on lower trust systems helps mitigate the risk of privilege escalation from credential theft attacks which could lead to the compromise of an entire domain. Local administrator accounts on domain-joined systems must also be assigned this right to decrease the risk of lateral movement resulting from credential theft attacks. The Guests group must be assigned this right to prevent unauthenticated access.System Administrator
Checks: C-58031r2_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment. If the following accounts or groups are not defined for the "Deny access to this computer from the network" right, this is a finding. Domain Systems Only: Enterprise Admins group Domain Admins group *All Local Administrator Accounts using the "DenyNetworkAccess" or "DeniedNetworkAccess" group (see V-45589). Do not use the built-in Administrators group. This group must contain the appropriate accounts/groups responsible for administering the system. All Systems: Guests group *Documentation and scripts supporting the use of this group to restrict local administrative accounts were changed at one point. The original name, "DeniedNetworkAccess", was changed to "DenyNetworkAccess". Automated benchmarks will look for either of these groups. Use of other methods will require manual validation.

Fix: F-62393r2_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment -> "Deny access to this computer from the network" to include the following. Domain Systems Only: Enterprise Admins group Domain Admins group *All Local Administrator Accounts using the "DenyNetworkAccess" or "DeniedNetworkAccess" group (see V-45589). Do not use the built-in Administrators group. This group must contain the appropriate accounts/groups responsible for administering the system. All Systems: Guests group *Documentation and scripts supporting the use of this group to restrict local administrative accounts were changed at one point. The original name, "DeniedNetworkAccess", was changed to "DenyNetworkAccess". Automated benchmarks will look for either of these groups. Use of other methods will require manual validation.

b
The Smart Card removal option is set to take no action.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-1157 - SV-28467r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.047
Vuln IDs
  • V-1157
Rule IDs
  • SV-28467r1_rule
Determines what should happen when the smart card for a logged-on user is removed from the smart card reader. The options are: - No Action - Lock Workstation - Force LogofftrueHKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-28790r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Interactive logon: Smart card removal behavior” is not set to “Lock Workstation”, or “Force Logoff”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Value Name: SCRemoveOption Value Type: REG_SZ Value: 1 (Lock Workstation) or 2 (Force Logoff) Documentable Explanation: This can be left not configured or set to “No action” on workstations with the following conditions. This will be documented with the IAO. •The setting can't be configured due to mission needs, interferes with applications. •Policy must be in place that users manually lock workstations when leaving them unattended. •Screen saver requirement is properly configured to lock as required in V0001122.

Fix: F-105r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Interactive logon: Smart card removal behavior” to “Lock Workstation” or “Force Logoff”.

a
The Recovery Console SET command must be disabled.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-1158 - SV-29019r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.048
Vuln IDs
  • V-1158
Rule IDs
  • SV-29019r2_rule
The Recovery Console SET command allows environment variables to be set in the Recovery Console. This permits access to all drives and folders and the copying of files to removable media which could expose sensitive information.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-61997r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies >> Security Options. If the value for "Recovery Console: Allow floppy copy and access to all drives and all folders" is not set to "Disabled", this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole\ Value Name: SetCommand Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-66893r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "Recovery Console: Allow floppy copy and access to all drives and all folders" to "Disabled".

c
The Recovery Console option is set to permit automatic logon to the system.
CM-6 - High - CCI-000366 - V-1159 - SV-29023r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.049
Vuln IDs
  • V-1159
Rule IDs
  • SV-29023r1_rule
This is a Category 1 finding because if this option is set, the Recovery Console does not require you to provide a password and will automatically log on to the system, giving Administrator access to system files. By default, the Recovery Console requires you to provide the password for the Administrator account before accessing the system.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-32726r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Recovery Console: Allow automatic administrative logon” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole\ Value Name: SecurityLevel Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-28813r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Recovery Console: Allow automatic administrative logon” to “Disabled”.

b
The Windows SMB server is not enabled to perform SMB packet signing when possible.
SC-8 - Medium - CCI-002418 - V-1162 - SV-29026r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-8
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002418
Version
3.046
Vuln IDs
  • V-1162
Rule IDs
  • SV-29026r1_rule
If this policy is enabled, it causes the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) server to perform SMB packet signing.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-121r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Microsoft Network Server: Digitally sign communications (if client agrees)” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\ Value Name: EnableSecuritySignature Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-104r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Microsoft Network Server: Digitally sign communications (if Client agrees)” to “Enabled”.

b
Outgoing secure channel traffic is not encrypted when possible.
SC-8 - Medium - CCI-002418 - V-1163 - SV-29514r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-8
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002418
Version
3.043
Vuln IDs
  • V-1163
Rule IDs
  • SV-29514r1_rule
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
Checks: C-114r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Domain Member: Digitally encrypt secure channel data (when possible)” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\ Value Name: SealSecureChannel Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Note: 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.

Fix: F-101r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Domain Member: Digitally encrypt secure channel data (when possible)” to “Enabled”.

b
Outgoing secure channel traffic is not signed when possible.
SC-8 - Medium - CCI-002418 - V-1164 - SV-29517r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-8
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002418
Version
3.042
Vuln IDs
  • V-1164
Rule IDs
  • SV-29517r1_rule
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
Checks: C-112r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Domain Member: Digitally sign secure channel data (when possible)” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\ Value Name: SignSecureChannel Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Note: 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.

Fix: F-100r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Domain Member: Digitally sign secure channel data (when possible)” to “Enabled”.

a
The computer account password is prevented from being reset.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-1165 - SV-29029r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.044
Vuln IDs
  • V-1165
Rule IDs
  • SV-29029r1_rule
As a part of Windows security, computer account passwords are changed automatically. Enabling this policy to disable automatic password changes can make the system more vulnerable to malicious access. Frequent password changes can be a significant safeguard for your system. If this policy is disabled, a new password for the computer account will be generated every week.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-116r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Domain Member: Disable Machine Account Password Changes” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\ Value Name: DisablePasswordChange Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-102r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Domain Member: Disable Machine Account Password Changes” to “Disabled”.

b
The Windows SMB client is not enabled to perform SMB packet signing when possible.
SC-8 - Medium - CCI-002418 - V-1166 - SV-29032r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-8
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002418
Version
3.045
Vuln IDs
  • V-1166
Rule IDs
  • SV-29032r1_rule
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
Checks: C-4361r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Microsoft Network Client: Digitally sign communications (if server agrees)” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters\ Value Name: EnableSecuritySignature Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-103r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Microsoft Network Client: Digitally sign communications (if server agrees)” to “Enabled”.

b
Members of the Backup Operators group must have separate accounts for backup duties and normal operational tasks.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-1168 - SV-29521r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
1.007
Vuln IDs
  • V-1168
Rule IDs
  • SV-29521r2_rule
Backup Operators are able to read and write to any file in the system, regardless of the rights assigned to it. Backup and restore rights permit users to circumvent the file access restrictions present on NTFS disk drives for the purpose of backup and restore. Members of the Backup Operators group must have separate logon accounts for performing backup duties.trueInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-51781r2_chk

Review the Backup Operators group in Computer Management. If the group contains no accounts, this is not a finding. If the group does contain any accounts, this must be documented as specified below. Documentable Explanation: Any accounts that are members of the Backup Operators group must be documented with the IAO including application accounts. Each Backup Operator will have a separate user account for backing up the system and for performing normal user tasks.

Fix: F-53563r1_fix

Ensure that each member has separate accounts for user tasks and for backup operator functions. Create the necessary documentation that identifies the members of the Backup Operators group.

b
Ejection of removable NTFS media is not restricted to Administrators.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-1171 - SV-29215r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.052
Vuln IDs
  • V-1171
Rule IDs
  • SV-29215r1_rule
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
Checks: C-135r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Devices: Allowed to Format and Eject Removable Media” is not set to ” Administrators”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Value Name: AllocateDASD Value Type: REG_SZ Value: 0

Fix: F-113r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Devices: Allowed to Format and Eject Removable Media” to “Administrators”.

a
Users are not warned in advance that their passwords will expire.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-1172 - SV-29219r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.054
Vuln IDs
  • V-1172
Rule IDs
  • SV-29219r1_rule
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
Checks: C-137r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Interactive Logon: Prompt user to change password before expiration” is not set to “14" days or more, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Value Name: PasswordExpiryWarning Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 14

Fix: F-114r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Interactive Logon: Prompt user to change password before expiration” to “14” days or more.

a
The default permissions of Global system objects are not increased.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-1173 - SV-29222r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.055
Vuln IDs
  • V-1173
Rule IDs
  • SV-29222r1_rule
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
Checks: C-93r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “System Objects: Strengthen default permissions of internal system objects (e.g. Symbolic links)” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\ Value Name: ProtectionMode Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-28815r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “System Objects: Strengthen default permissions of internal system objects (e.g. Symbolic links)” to “Enabled”.

a
The amount of idle time required before suspending a session must be properly set.
SC-10 - Low - CCI-001133 - V-1174 - SV-29225r2_rule
RMF Control
SC-10
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-001133
Version
4.028
Vuln IDs
  • V-1174
Rule IDs
  • SV-29225r2_rule
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
Checks: C-61999r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies >> Security Options. If the value for "Microsoft Network Server: Amount of idle time required before suspending session" is not set to "15" minutes or less, this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\ Value Name: autodisconnect Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0x0000000f (15) (or less)

Fix: F-66895r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "Microsoft Network Server: Amount of idle time required before suspending session" to "15" minutes or less.

b
ACLs for disabled services do not conform to minimum standards.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-2371 - SV-29524r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
2.014
Vuln IDs
  • V-2371
Rule IDs
  • SV-29524r1_rule
When configuring either the startup mode or access control list for a service, you must configure the other as well. When a service is explicitly disabled, its ACL should also be secured by changing the default ACL from Everyone Full Control to grant Administrators and SYSTEM Full Control and Interactive Read access.System Administrator
Checks: C-9572r1_chk

Windows 2003/XP/Vista - Use the "Security Configuration and Analysis" snap-in to analyze the system. Expand the “Security Configuration and Analysis” object in the tree window. Expand the “System Services” object and select each applicable disabled Service. (Disabled Services can be identified using the Control Panel’s Services applet. Right click the Service and select Properties Select ‘View Security’ If the ACLs for applicable disabled Services do not restrict permissions to Administrators, ‘full Control’, System ‘full control’, and Interactive ‘Read’, then this is a finding. Note: These are the Windows default settings.

Fix: F-58r1_fix

Create a Custom Security Template using the Security Template MMC Snap-in to set the permissions as required for disabled services. Import the Custom Template into the Security Configuration and Analysis Snap-In and Select Configure Computer Now Or import the Custom Template in to a Group Policy for application. The administrator should have a thorough understanding of these tools before implementing settings with them.

b
Reversible password encryption is not disabled.
IA-5 - Medium - CCI-000196 - V-2372 - SV-29688r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-5
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000196
Version
3.057
Vuln IDs
  • V-2372
Rule IDs
  • SV-29688r1_rule
Storing passwords using reversible encryption is essentially the same as storing clear-text versions of the passwords. For this reason, this policy should never be enabled.System Administrator
Checks: C-142r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Account Policies -> Password Policy. If the value for “Store password using reversible encryption for all users in the domain” is not disabled, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-115r1_fix

Configure the system to prevent passwords from being saved using reverse encryption.

c
The system is configured to autoplay removable media.
CM-7 - High - CCI-001764 - V-2374 - SV-6272r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-001764
Version
3.059
Vuln IDs
  • V-2374
Rule IDs
  • SV-6272r1_rule
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
Checks: C-24202r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\ Value Name: NoDriveTypeAutorun Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0x000000ff (255) Note: If the value for NoDriveTypeAutorun is entered manually, it should be entered as “ff” when Hexadecimal is selected or “255” with Decimal selected. Using the policy specified in the Fix section will enter it correctly.

Fix: F-20417r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> AutoPlay Policies -> “Turn off AutoPlay” to “Enabled:All Drives”. Note: This was previously configured in the checklist using the Security Option setting “MSS: (NoDriveTypeAutorun) Disable Autorun on all drives” set to “255, disable Autorun for all drives”. This updates the same registry value (NoDriveTypeAutorun) as the Administrative Template.

c
Unencrypted remote access is permitted to system services.
AC-17 - High - CCI-000068 - V-2908 - SV-29695r1_rule
RMF Control
AC-17
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000068
Version
3.061
Vuln IDs
  • V-2908
Rule IDs
  • SV-29695r1_rule
This is a category 1 finding because when unencrypted access to system services is permitted, an intruder can intercept user identification and passwords that are being transmitted in clear text. This could give an intruder unlimited access to the network.Information Assurance Officer
Checks: C-7892r1_chk

Interview the IAO to ensure that encryption of userid and password information is required, and data is encrypted according to DoD policy. If the user account used for unencrypted remote access within the enclave (premise router) has administrator privileges, then this is a finding. If userid and password information used for remote access to system services from outside the enclave is not encrypted, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-120r1_fix

Encryption of userid and password information is required. Encryption of the user data inside the network firewall is also highly recommended. Encryption of user data coming from or going outside the network firewall is required. Encryption for administrator data is always required. Refer to the Enclave Security STIG section on “FTP and Telnet,” for detailed information on its use.

b
File share ACLs have not been reconfigured to remove the Everyone group.
SC-4 - Medium - CCI-001090 - V-3245 - SV-29212r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-4
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001090
Version
2.015
Vuln IDs
  • V-3245
Rule IDs
  • SV-29212r1_rule
By default, the Everyone group is given full control to new file shares. When a share is created, permissions should be reconfigured to give the minimum access to those accounts that require it.System created shares should be excluded from the check.trueSystem Administrator
Checks: C-29r1_chk

Run the Computer Management Applet. Expand the “System Tools” object in the Tree window. Expand the “Shared Folders” object. Select the “Shares” object. Right click any user-created shares (ignore “Netlogon”, “Sysvol” and administrative shares; the system will prompt you if Properties are selected for administrative shares). Select Properties. Select the Share Permissions tab. If user-created file shares have not been reconfigured to remove ACL permissions from the “Everyone group”, then this is a finding. Note: On Application Servers, if regular users have write or delete permissions to shares containing application binary files (i.e. .exe, .dll, .cmd, etc.) this is a finding. Documentable: If shares created by applications require the "Everyone" group, this should be documented with the IAO.

Fix: F-59r1_fix

Remove permissions from the Everyone group from locally-created file shares and assign them to authorized groups.

c
Anonymous SID/Name translation is allowed.
CM-6 - High - CCI-000366 - V-3337 - SV-29701r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.062
Vuln IDs
  • V-3337
Rule IDs
  • SV-29701r1_rule
This is a Category 1 finding because this setting controls the ability of users or process that have authenticated as anonymous users to perform SID/Name translation. This setting should be disabled, as only authorized users should be able to perform such translations.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-152r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network access: Allow anonymous SID/Name translation” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding. Documentable Explanation: The default setting for domain controllers is Enabled. Disabling it means that legacy systems may be unable to communicate with Windows Server 2003/2008 – based domains. This requirement should be documented with the IAO.

Fix: F-121r1_fix

Configure the system to disable anonymous SID/Name translation.

c
Unauthorized named pipes are accessible with anonymous credentials.
SC-4 - High - CCI-001090 - V-3338 - SV-15089r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-4
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-001090
Version
3.063
Vuln IDs
  • V-3338
Rule IDs
  • SV-15089r1_rule
This is a Category 1 finding because the potential for gaining unauthorized system access. Pipes are internal system communications processes. They are identified internally by ID numbers that vary between systems. To make access to these processes easier, these pipes are given names that do not vary between systems. This setting controls which of these pipes anonymous users may access.System Administrator
Checks: C-12396r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network access: Named pipes that can be accessed anonymously” contains entries besides “NETLOGON, Lsarpc, samr, browser”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\ Value Name: NullSessionPipes Value Type: REG_MULTI_SZ Value: As defined in the policy above Note: Legitimate applications may add entries to this registry value. If an application requires these entries to function properly and is documented with the IAO this would not be a finding. Documentation should contain supporting information from the vendor's instructions.

Fix: F-28868r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network access: Named pipes that can be accessed anonymously” as defined in the Check section.

c
Unauthorized registry paths are remotely accessible.
SC-4 - High - CCI-001090 - V-3339 - SV-28587r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-4
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-001090
Version
3.064
Vuln IDs
  • V-3339
Rule IDs
  • SV-28587r1_rule
This is a Category 1 finding because it could give unauthorized individuals access to the Registry. It controls which registry paths are accessible from a remote computer.System Administrator
Checks: C-32798r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network access: Remotely accessible registry paths” contains entries besides the following, then this is a finding: System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ProductOptions System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Server Applications Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurePipeServers\Winreg\AllowedExactPaths\ Value Name: Machine Value Type: REG_MULTI_SZ Value: As defined in policy above Note: Legitimate applications may add entries to this registry value. If an application requires these entries to function properly and is documented with the IAO, this would not be a finding. Documentation should contain supporting information from the vendor's instructions.

Fix: F-28869r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network access: Remotely accessible registry paths” as defined in the Check section.

c
Unauthorized shares can be accessed anonymously.
SC-4 - High - CCI-001090 - V-3340 - SV-29703r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-4
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-001090
Version
3.065
Vuln IDs
  • V-3340
Rule IDs
  • SV-29703r1_rule
This is a Category 1 finding because the potential for gaining unauthorized system access. Any shares listed can be accessed by any network user. This could lead to the exposure or corruption of sensitive data. Enabling this setting is very dangerous.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-32729r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network access: Shares that can be accessed anonymously” includes any entries, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\ Value Name: NullSessionShares Value Type: REG_MULTI_SZ Value: (Blank)

Fix: F-28819r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network access: Shares that can be accessed anonymously” to be defined but containing no entries (Blank).

c
Solicited Remote Assistance is allowed.
SC-4 - High - CCI-001090 - V-3343 - SV-29229r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-4
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-001090
Version
3.068
Vuln IDs
  • V-3343
Rule IDs
  • SV-29229r1_rule
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
Checks: C-4088r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ Value Name: fAllowToGetHelp Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-6777r1_fix

Configure the system to disable Remote Assistance by setting the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Remote Assistance “Solicited Remote Assistance” to “Disabled”.

c
The use of local accounts with blank passwords is not restricted to console logons only.
CM-6 - High - CCI-000366 - V-3344 - SV-29233r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
4.036
Vuln IDs
  • V-3344
Rule IDs
  • SV-29233r1_rule
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
Checks: C-475r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only” is not set to ” Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa Value Name: LimitBlankPasswordUse Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-5788r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only” to “Enabled”.

c
Internet Information System (IIS) or its subcomponents are installed on a workstation.
CM-7 - High - CCI-000381 - V-3347 - SV-29706r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.016
Vuln IDs
  • V-3347
Rule IDs
  • SV-29706r1_rule
This is a Category 1 finding because not removing these services may allow unauthorized internet services to be hosted. Web sites should only be hosted on servers that have been designed for that purpose and can be adequately secured. trueSystem Administrator
Checks: C-544r1_chk

Select “Start” Select “Control Panel” Select the “Add or Remove Programs” applet. Select “Add/Remove Windows Components”. If the entry for “Internet Information Services” is checked, then this is a finding. Documentable Explanation: If an application requires IIS or a subset to be installed to function, this needs be documented with the IAO. In addition, any applicable requirements from the Web Checklist must be addressed.

Fix: F-5826r1_fix

Configure the system to remove “Internet Information Services”.

b
The user is allowed to launch Windows Messenger (MSN Messenger, .NET Messenger).
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-3348 - SV-29238r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.017
Vuln IDs
  • V-3348
Rule IDs
  • SV-29238r1_rule
This setting prevents the Windows Messenger client from being run. Instant Messaging clients must be in compliance of with the Instant Messaging STIG. Windows Messenger should not be active on Windows unless the instant messaging system is a Managed Enterprise Service for unclassified data for which the DAA has approved.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-546r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or its value is not set to 1, then this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\Client\ Value Name: PreventRun Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Documentable Explanation: If the site has a requirement for Windows Messaging and meets the conditions of the Instant Messaging STIG this needs to be documented with the IAO.

Fix: F-5827r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Messenger “Do Not Allow Windows Messenger to be Run” to “Enabled”.

b
Windows Messenger (MSN Messenger, .NET messenger) is run at system startup.
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-3349 - SV-29243r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.018
Vuln IDs
  • V-3349
Rule IDs
  • SV-29243r1_rule
This setting prevents the automatic launch of Windows Messenger at user logon. Instant Messaging clients must be in compliance of with the Instant Messaging STIG. Windows Messenger should not be active on Windows unless the instant messaging system is a Managed Enterprise Service for unclassified data for which the DAA has approved.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-547r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or its value is not set to 1, then this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\Client\ Value Name: PreventAutoRun Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Documentable Explanation: If the site has a requirement for Windows Messaging and meets the conditions of the Instant Messaging STIG this needs to be documented with the IAO.

Fix: F-5828r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Messenger “Do Not Automatically Start Windows Messenger Initially” to “Enabled”.

a
The maximum age for machine account passwords is not set to requirements.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-3373 - SV-29246r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
4.043
Vuln IDs
  • V-3373
Rule IDs
  • SV-29246r1_rule
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
Checks: C-39126r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Domain Member: Maximum Machine Account Password Age” is 0 or greater than 30 (30 is the default), this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\ Value Name: MaximumPasswordAge Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 30

Fix: F-34273r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Domain Member: Maximum Machine Account Password Age” to 30 or less, but not 0.

b
The system is not configured to require a strong session key.
SC-8 - Medium - CCI-002418 - V-3374 - SV-29250r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-8
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002418
Version
4.044
Vuln IDs
  • V-3374
Rule IDs
  • SV-29250r1_rule
This setting controls the required strength of a session key. Setting this value in a domain containing Windows NT or older operating systems will prevent those systems from authenticating. This setting can also prevent a system from being joined to a domain.HKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-502r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Domain Member: Require Strong (Windows 2000 or Later) Session Key” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\ Value Name: RequireStrongKey Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Warning: This setting may prevent a system from being joined to a domain if not configured consistently between systems.

Fix: F-5801r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Domain Member: Require Strong (Windows 2000 or Later) Session Key” to “Enabled”.

a
Domain Controller authentication is not required to unlock the workstation.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-3375 - SV-29254r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
4.045
Vuln IDs
  • V-3375
Rule IDs
  • SV-29254r1_rule
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 will be set to disabled per the FDCC.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-18074r1_chk

Workstations - Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Interactive logon: Require domain controller authentication to unlock workstation” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Value Name: ForceUnlockLogon Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-22888r1_fix

Workstations - Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Interactive logon: Require domain controller authentication to unlock workstation” to “Disabled”.

b
The system is configured to permit storage of credentials or .NET Passports.
IA-11 - Medium - CCI-002038 - V-3376 - SV-29258r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002038
Version
3.070
Vuln IDs
  • V-3376
Rule IDs
  • SV-29258r1_rule
This setting controls the storage of authentication credentials or .NET passports on the local system. Such credentials should never be stored on the local machine as that may lead to account compromise.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-171r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network access: Do not allow storage of credentials or .NET passports for network authentication” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\ Value Name: DisableDomainCreds Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-132r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network access: Do not allow storage of credentials or .NET passports for network authentication” to “Enabled”.

b
The system is configured to give anonymous users Everyone rights.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-3377 - SV-29263r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.071
Vuln IDs
  • V-3377
Rule IDs
  • SV-29263r1_rule
This setting helps define the permissions that anonymous users have. If this setting is enabled then anonymous users have the same rights and permissions as the built-in Everyone group. Anonymous users should not have these permissions or rights.HKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-172r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network access: Let everyone permissions apply to anonymous users” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\ Value Name: EveryoneIncludesAnonymous Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-133r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network access: Let everyone permissions apply to anonymous users” to “Disabled”.

b
The system is not configured to use the Classic security model.
SC-4 - Medium - CCI-001090 - V-3378 - SV-29266r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-4
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001090
Version
3.072
Vuln IDs
  • V-3378
Rule IDs
  • SV-29266r1_rule
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
Checks: C-174r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts” is not set to “Classic - local users authenticate as themselves”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\ Value Name: ForceGuest Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-134r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts” to “Classic - local users authenticate as themselves”.

c
The system must be configured to prevent the storage of the LAN Manager hash of passwords.
IA-5 - High - CCI-000196 - V-3379 - SV-29269r2_rule
RMF Control
IA-5
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000196
Version
3.073
Vuln IDs
  • V-3379
Rule IDs
  • SV-29269r2_rule
The LAN Manager hash uses a weak encryption algorithm. Account passwords can be retrieved from this hash using available tools. 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.HKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance OfficerECSC-1
Checks: C-59385r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for "Network security: Do not store LAN Manager hash value on next password change" is not set to "Enabled", this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\ Value Name: NoLMHash Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-63897r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> "Network security: Do not store LAN Manager hash value on next password change" to "Enabled".

b
The system is not configured to force users to log off when their allowed logon hours expire.
SC-10 - Medium - CCI-001133 - V-3380 - SV-29528r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-10
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001133
Version
3.074
Vuln IDs
  • V-3380
Rule IDs
  • SV-29528r1_rule
This setting controls whether or not users are forced to log off when their allowed logon hours expire. If logon hours are set for users, then this should be enforced.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-184r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network security: Force logoff when logon hours expire” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-142r1_fix

Configure the system to log off users when their allowed logon hours expire.

b
The system is not configured to recommended LDAP client signing requirements.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-3381 - SV-29272r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.075
Vuln IDs
  • V-3381
Rule IDs
  • SV-29272r1_rule
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
Checks: C-14464r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network security: LDAP client signing requirements” is not set to at least “Negotiate signing”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LDAP\ Value Name: LDAPClientIntegrity Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-143r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network security: LDAP client signing requirements” to “Negotiate signing” at a minimum.

b
The system is not configured to meet the minimum requirement for session security for NTLM SSP based Clients.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-3382 - SV-15980r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.076
Vuln IDs
  • V-3382
Rule IDs
  • SV-15980r1_rule
Microsoft has implemented a variety of security support providers for use with RPC sessions. In a homogenous Windows environment, all of the options should be enabled and testing should be performed in a heterogeneous environment to determine the maximum-security level that provides reliable functionality.trueMicrosoft warns that setting these may prevent the client from communicating with legacy servers that do not support them. “Require NTLMv2 session security” will prevent authentication, if the “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level” is set to permit NTLM or LM authentication. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-32747r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) clients” is not set to “Require NTLMv2 session security” and “Require 128-bit encryption”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\MSV1_0\ Value Name: NTLMMinClientSec Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0x20080000 (537395200) Warnings: Microsoft warns that setting these may prevent the client from communicating with legacy servers that do not support them. “Require NTLMv2 session security” will prevent authentication, if the “Network security: LAN Manager Authentication level” is set to permit NTLM or LM authentication. Documentable Explanation: If these settings need to be modified in a mixed Windows environment, the changes should be documented with the IAO.

Fix: F-28826r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) clients” to “Require NTLMv2 session security”, ”Require 128-bit encryption” (all options selected).

b
The system is not configured to use FIPS compliant Algorithms for Encryption, Hashing, and Signing.
SC-13 - Medium - CCI-002450 - V-3383 - SV-29532r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-13
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002450
Version
3.077
Vuln IDs
  • V-3383
Rule IDs
  • SV-29532r1_rule
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
Checks: C-32748r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FIPSAlgorithmPolicy\ Value Name: Enabled Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Warning: 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.

Fix: F-5681r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing” to “Enabled”.

b
The system must be configured to require case insensitivity for non-Windows subsystems.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-3385 - SV-29535r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.078
Vuln IDs
  • V-3385
Rule IDs
  • SV-29535r2_rule
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
Checks: C-60901r2_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies >> Security Options. If the value for "System Objects: Require case insensitivity for non-Windows subsystems" is not set to "Enabled", this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Kernel\ Value Name: ObCaseInsensitive Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-65633r2_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "System Objects: Require case insensitivity for non-Windows subsystems" to "Enabled".

b
The system is configured to allow remote desktop sharing through NetMeeting.
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-3426 - SV-29276r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.027
Vuln IDs
  • V-3426
Rule IDs
  • SV-29276r1_rule
Remote desktop sharing enables several users to interact and control one desktop. This could allow unauthorized users to control the system. Remote desktop sharing should be disabled.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-1738r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or its value is not set to 1, then this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Conferencing\ Value Name: NoRDS Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-5908r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> NetMeeting “Disable remote Desktop Sharing” to “Enabled".

b
Terminal Services is not configured to always prompt a client for passwords upon connection.
IA-11 - Medium - CCI-002038 - V-3453 - SV-29277r2_rule
RMF Control
IA-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002038
Version
5.042
Vuln IDs
  • V-3453
Rule IDs
  • SV-29277r2_rule
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
Checks: C-40664r1_chk

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ Value Name: fPromptForPassword Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-36075r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services -> Terminal Server -> Security “Always Prompt Client for Password upon Connection” to “Enabled”.

b
Terminal Services is not configured with the client connection encryption set to the required level.
AC-17 - Medium - CCI-000068 - V-3454 - SV-29280r2_rule
RMF Control
AC-17
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000068
Version
5.043
Vuln IDs
  • V-3454
Rule IDs
  • SV-29280r2_rule
Remote connections must be encrypted to prevent interception of data or sensitive information. Selecting “High Level” will ensure encryption of Terminal Services sessions in both directions.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-40665r1_chk

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ Value Name: MinEncryptionLevel Type: REG_DWORD Value: 3

Fix: F-36076r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services -> Terminal Server -> Security “Set Client Connection Encryption Level” to “Enabled” and select “High Level” for the “Encryption Level”.

b
Terminal Services is configured to use a common temporary folder for all sessions.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-3455 - SV-16954r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.044
Vuln IDs
  • V-3455
Rule IDs
  • SV-16954r1_rule
This setting, which is located under the Temporary Folders section of the Terminal Services configuration option, controls the use of per session temporary folders or of a communal temporary folder. If this setting is enabled, only one temporary folder is used for all terminal services sessions. If a communal temporary folder is used, it might be possible for users to access other users temporary folders.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-1899r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ Value Name: PerSessionTempDir Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-16024r1_fix

2008/Vista - Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services -> Terminal Server -> Temporary Folders “Do Not Use Temp Folders per Session” will be set to “Disabled”.

b
Terminal Services is not configured to delete temporary folders.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-3456 - SV-16955r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.045
Vuln IDs
  • V-3456
Rule IDs
  • SV-16955r1_rule
This setting, which is located under the Temporary Folders section of the Terminal Services configuration option, controls the deletion of the temporary folders when the session is terminated. Temporary folders should always be deleted after a session is over to prevent hard disk clutter and potential leakage of information.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-1906r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ Value Name: DeleteTempDirsOnExit Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-16026r1_fix

2008/Vista - Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services -> Terminal Server -> Temporary Folders “Do Not Delete Temp Folder upon Exit” will be set to “Disabled”.

b
Terminal Services is not configured to set a time limit for disconnected sessions.
SC-10 - Medium - CCI-001133 - V-3457 - SV-16613r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-10
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001133
Version
5.046
Vuln IDs
  • V-3457
Rule IDs
  • SV-16613r1_rule
This setting controls how long a session will remain open if it is unexpectedly terminated. Such sessions should be terminated as soon as possible.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-32896r1_chk

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ Value Name: MaxDisconnectionTime Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0x0000ea60 (60000)

Fix: F-34275r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services -> Terminal Server -> Session Time Limits “Set Time Limit for Disconnected Sessions” to “Enabled”, and the “End a disconnected session” set to “1 minute".

b
Terminal Services idle session time limit does not meet the requirement.
SC-10 - Medium - CCI-001133 - V-3458 - SV-16614r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-10
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001133
Version
5.047
Vuln IDs
  • V-3458
Rule IDs
  • SV-16614r1_rule
This setting controls how long a session may be idle before it is automatically disconnected from the server. Users should disconnect if they plan on being away from their terminals for extended periods of time. Idle sessions should be disconnected after 15 minutes.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-39128r1_chk

If the following registry value does not exist or its value is set to 0 or greater than 15 minutes, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ Value Name: MaxIdleTime Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0x000dbba0 (900000) or less but not 0

Fix: F-34277r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services -> Terminal Server -> Session Time Limits “Set time limit for active but idle Terminal Services sessions” to “Enabled”, and the “Idle session limit” set to 15 minutes or less, excluding 0 which equates to “Never”.

b
Group Policies must be refreshed in the background if the user is logged on.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-3469 - SV-51981r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
WINCC-000029
Vuln IDs
  • V-3469
Rule IDs
  • SV-51981r1_rule
If this setting is enabled, then Group Policy settings are not refreshed while a user is currently logged on. This could lead to instances when a user does not have the latest changes to a policy applied and is therefore operating in an insecure context.
Checks: C-46894r2_chk

Review the registry. If the following registry value does not exist, this is not a finding (this is the expected result from configuring the policy as outlined in the Fix section). If the following registry value exists but is not configured as specified, this is a finding. Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system\ Value Name: DisableBkGndGroupPolicy Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-45015r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Group Policy -> "Turn off background refresh of Group Policy" to "Disabled".

b
The system is configured to allow unsolicited remote assistance offers.
SC-4 - Medium - CCI-001090 - V-3470 - SV-29282r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-4
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001090
Version
3.082
Vuln IDs
  • V-3470
Rule IDs
  • SV-29282r1_rule
This setting controls whether unsolicited offers of help to this computer are allowed. The list of users allowed to offer remote assistance to this system is accessed by pressing the Helpers button.trueRemote Assist - Offer v2HKThis is a documentable finding on workstations with the following mitigations. -Users must be trained to include the following: -Who they can accept assistance offer from. Offer must be in response to help desk request or confirmed with help desk if unsolicited offer comes through. -Users must know how to accept request, allow view or control, and how to disconnect a remote assistance session. -Users needs monitor the assistance activity at the workstation while it is occurring. -The support personnel allowed to offer assistance (helpers) must be limited and documented. -Port 3389 should be blocked at the perimeter to prevent other access. Accounts and groups authorized to offer remote assistance (helpers) are identified in the following registry key. Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ RAUnsolicit\ Each Account or group will be listed under a separate value name with the value equaling the value name as in the following examples. Value Name: Administrators Type: REG_SZ Value: Administrators Value Name: TestUser Type: REG_SZ Value: TestUser System Administrator
Checks: C-32863r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ Value Name: fAllowUnsolicited Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0 Documentable: Yes Documentable Explanation: Offer remote assistance can be enabled on workstations if mitigations are in place. This must be documented with the IAO. Mitigations: -Users must be trained to include the following: -Who they can accept assistance offer from. Offer must be in response to help desk request or confirmed with help desk if unsolicited offer comes through. -Users must know how to accept request, allow view or control, and how to disconnect a remote assistance session. -Users needs monitor the assistance activity at the workstation while it is occurring. -The support personnel allowed to offer assistance (helpers) must be limited and documented. -Port 3389 should be blocked at the perimeter to prevent other access. Accounts and groups authorized to offer remote assistance (helpers) are identified in the following registry key. Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ RAUnsolicit\ Each Account or group will be listed under a separate value name with the value equaling the value name as in the following examples. Value Name: Administrators Type: REG_SZ Value: Administrators Value Name: TestUser Type: REG_SZ Value: TestUser

Fix: F-6776r1_fix

Configure the system to prevent unsolicited remote assistance offers by setting the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Remote Assistance “Offer Remote Assistance” to “Disabled”.

a
The system is configured to use an unauthorized time server.
AU-8 - Low - CCI-001891 - V-3472 - SV-29538r1_rule
RMF Control
AU-8
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-001891
Version
3.084
Vuln IDs
  • V-3472
Rule IDs
  • SV-29538r1_rule
The Windows Time Service controls time synchronization settings. Time synchronization is essential for authentication and auditing purposes. If the Windows Time Service is used, it should synchronize with a secure, authorized time source. Domain joined systems are automatically configured to synchronize with domain controllers. If an NTP server is configured it should synchronize with a secure, authorized time source. System Administrator
Checks: C-39220r1_chk

Review the following registry values: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\W32time\Parameters\ Value Name: Type Type: REG_SZ Value: Possible values are NoSync, NTP, NT5DS, AllSync And Value Name: NTPServer Type: REG_SZ Value: "address of the time server" The following would be a finding: "Type" has a value of "NTP" or "Allsync" AND the "NTPServer" value is set to "time.windows.com" or other unauthorized server. The following would not be a finding: The referenced registry values do not exist. "Type" has a value of "NoSync" or "NT5DS". "Type" has a value of "NTP" or "Allsync" AND the "NTPServer" is blank or configured to an authorized time server. For DoD organizations, the US Naval Observatory operates stratum 1 time servers, identified at http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/ntp.html. Time synchronization will occur through a hierarchy of time servers down to the local level. Clients and lower level servers will synchronize with an authorized time server in the hierarchy. Domain joined systems are automatically configured to synchronize with domain controllers and would not be a finding unless this is changed. Automated tools may report this as finding even if enabled and configured correctly as the validity of the time server address needs to be verified.

Fix: F-34317r1_fix

If the system needs to be configured to an NTP server, configure the system to point to an authorized time server by setting the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Windows Time Service -> Time Providers “Configure Windows NTP Client” to “Enabled”, and configure the “NtpServer” field to point to an authorized time server.

b
The system is not configured to use Safe DLL Search Mode.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-3479 - SV-29717r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.088
Vuln IDs
  • V-3479
Rule IDs
  • SV-29717r1_rule
The default search behavior, when an application calls a function in a Dynamic Link Library (DLL), is to search the current directory followed by the directories contained in the systems path environment variable. An unauthorized DLL inserted into an applications working directory could allow malicious code to be run on the system. Creating the following registry key and setting the appropriate value forces the system to search the %Systemroot% for the DLL before searching the current directory or the rest of the path.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-221r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “MSS: (SafeDllSearchMode) Enable Safe DLL search mode (recommended)” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\ Value Name: SafeDllSearchMode Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-5699r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “MSS: (SafeDllSearchMode) Enable Safe DLL search mode (recommended)” to “Enabled”.

b
Media Player must be configured to prevent automatic checking for updates.
CM-11 - Medium - CCI-001812 - V-3480 - SV-40096r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001812
Version
5.060
Vuln IDs
  • V-3480
Rule IDs
  • SV-40096r2_rule
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
Checks: C-46903r1_chk

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\ Value Name: DisableAutoupdate Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-45024r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Media Player -> "Prevent Automatic Updates" to "Enabled".

b
The system is not configured to meet the minimum requirement for session security for NTLM SSP based Servers.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-3666 - SV-15981r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.089
Vuln IDs
  • V-3666
Rule IDs
  • SV-15981r1_rule
Microsoft has implemented a variety of security support providers for use with RPC sessions. In a homogenous Windows environment, all of the options should be enabled and testing should be performed in a heterogeneous environment to determine the maximum-security level that provides reliable functionality.trueMicrosoft warns that setting these may prevent the server from communicating with legacy clients that do not support them. “Require NTLMv2 session security” will prevent authentication, if the “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level” is set to permit NTLM or LM authentication. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-32752r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) servers” is not set to “Require NTLMv2 session security” and “Require 128-bit encryption”, then this is a finding. Warning: Microsoft warns that setting these may prevent the client from communicating with legacy servers that do not support them. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\MSV1_0\ Value Name: NTLMMinServerSec Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0x20080000 (537395200) Warning: “Require NTLMv2 session security” will prevent authentication, if the “Network security: LAN Manager Authentication level” is set to permit NTLM or LM authentication. Documentable Explanation: If the required settings must be modified to support operation in a mixed Windows environment, then this should be documented with the IAO.

Fix: F-28830r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) servers” to “Require NTLMv2 session security”, ”Require 128-bit encryption (all options selected).

b
Security-related Software Patches are not applied.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-3828 - SV-29726r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
2.019
Vuln IDs
  • V-3828
Rule IDs
  • SV-29726r1_rule
Major software vendors release security patches and hot fixes to their products when security vulnerabilities are discovered. It is essential that these updates be applied in a timely manner to prevent unauthorized persons from exploiting identified vulnerabilities. The Severity code may be elevated to a Category I if patches deemed Critical have not been applied.If any of the patches not installed are Microsoft ‘Critical’, then this should be elevated to a Category 1.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-35r1_chk

Verify that the site is applying all security-related patches released by Microsoft. Determine the local site method for doing this (e.g., connection to a WSUS server, local procedure, etc.). Severity Override: If any of the patches not installed are Microsoft ‘Critical’, then the category code should be elevated to ‘1’. Note: If a penetration scan has been run on the network, it will report findings if security-related updates are not applied. Then, this check may be marked as “Not Applicable”. Some applications (such as DMS and GCSS) use a system release process to keep systems current. If this is the case, then these systems should be at the current release.

Fix: F-63r1_fix

Apply all Microsoft security-related patches to the Windows system.

c
Windows operating systems that are no longer supported by the vendor for security updates must not be installed on a system.
CM-6 - High - CCI-000366 - V-4107 - SV-85299r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
WIN00-000001
Vuln IDs
  • V-4107
Rule IDs
  • SV-85299r2_rule
Windows operating systems that are no longer supported by Microsoft for security updates are not evaluated or updated for vulnerabilities leaving them open to potential attack. Organizations must upgrade to a supported operating system to ensure continued support.
Checks: C-73931r2_chk

Microsoft support for Windows Vista ended 11 April 2017. If Windows Vista is installed on a system, this is a finding.

Fix: F-80319r1_fix

Upgrade Windows Vista systems to a supported operating system.

a
The system must generate an audit event when the audit log reaches a percentage of full threshold.
AU-5 - Low - CCI-000139 - V-4108 - SV-29729r2_rule
RMF Control
AU-5
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000139
Version
3.092
Vuln IDs
  • V-4108
Rule IDs
  • SV-29729r2_rule
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
Checks: C-59375r1_chk

If the system is configured to send audit records directly to an audit server, or automatically archive full logs, this is NA. This must be documented with the ISSO. Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for "MSS: (WarningLevel) Percentage threshold for the security event log at which the system will generate a warning" is not set to "90%" or less, this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Security\ Value Name: WarningLevel Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0x0000005a (90) (or less)

Fix: F-63863r1_fix

If the system is configured to send audit records directly to an audit server, or automatically archive full logs, this is NA. This must be documented with the ISSO. Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> "MSS: (WarningLevel) Percentage threshold for the security event log at which the system will generate a warning" to "90%" or less.

a
The system is configured to allow IP source routing.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-4110 - SV-29360r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.094
Vuln IDs
  • V-4110
Rule IDs
  • SV-29360r1_rule
Protects against IP source routing spoofing.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-282r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “MSS: (DisableIPSourceRouting) IP source routing protection level (protects against packet spoofing)” is not set to “Highest protection, source routing is completely disabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\ Value Name: DisableIPSourceRouting Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 2

Fix: F-5713r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “MSS: (DisableIPSourceRouting) IP source routing protection level (protects against packet spoofing)” to “Highest protection, source routing is completely disabled”.

a
The system is configured to redirect ICMP.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-4111 - SV-29363r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.095
Vuln IDs
  • V-4111
Rule IDs
  • SV-29363r1_rule
When disabled, forces ICMP to be routed via shortest path first.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-286r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “MSS: (EnableICMPRedirect) Allow ICMP redirects to override OSPF generated routes” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\ Value Name: EnableICMPRedirect Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-5715r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “MSS: (EnableICMPRedirect) Allow ICMP redirects to override OSPF generated routes” to “Disabled”.

a
The system is configured to detect and configure default gateway addresses.
SC-5 - Low - CCI-002385 - V-4112 - SV-29366r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-5
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-002385
Version
3.104
Vuln IDs
  • V-4112
Rule IDs
  • SV-29366r1_rule
Enables or disables the Internet Router Discovery Protocol (IRDP) used to detect and configure Default Gateway addresses on the computer.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-321r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “MSS: (PerformRouterDiscovery) Allow IRDP to detect and configure Default Gateway addresses (could lead to DoS)” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding. Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\ Value Name: PerformRouterDiscovery Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-5730r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “MSS: (PerformRouterDiscovery) Allow IRDP to detect and configure Default Gateway addresses (could lead to DoS)” to “Disabled”.

a
The system is configured for a greater keep-alive time than recommended.
SC-5 - Low - CCI-002385 - V-4113 - SV-29609r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-5
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-002385
Version
3.097
Vuln IDs
  • V-4113
Rule IDs
  • SV-29609r1_rule
Controls how often TCP sends a keep-alive packet in attempting to verify that an idle connection is still intact.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-299r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “MSS: (KeepAliveTime) How often keep-alive packets are sent in milliseconds” is not set to “300000 or 5 minutes (recommended)” or less, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\ Value Name: KeepAliveTime Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 300000

Fix: F-28004r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “MSS: (KeepAliveTime) How often keep-alive packets are sent in milliseconds” to “300000 or 5 minutes (recommended)” or less.

a
The system must be configured to ignore NetBIOS name release requests except from WINS servers.
SC-5 - Low - CCI-002385 - V-4116 - SV-29369r2_rule
RMF Control
SC-5
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-002385
Version
3.101
Vuln IDs
  • V-4116
Rule IDs
  • SV-29369r2_rule
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
Checks: C-62001r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies >> Security Options. If the value for "MSS: (NoNameReleaseOnDemand) Allow the computer to ignore NetBIOS name release requests except from WINS servers" is not set to "Enabled", this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\Parameters\ Value Name: NoNameReleaseOnDemand Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-66897r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "MSS: (NoNameReleaseOnDemand) Allow the computer to ignore NetBIOS name release requests except from WINS servers" to "Enabled".

a
The system must limit how many times unacknowledged TCP data is retransmitted.
SC-5 - Low - CCI-002385 - V-4438 - SV-29372r2_rule
RMF Control
SC-5
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-002385
Version
5.098
Vuln IDs
  • V-4438
Rule IDs
  • SV-29372r2_rule
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
Checks: C-62003r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies >> Security Options. If the value for "MSS: (TcpMaxDataRetransmissions) How many times unacknowledged data is retransmitted (3 recommended, 5 is default)" is not set to "3" or less, this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\ Value Name: TcpMaxDataRetransmissions Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 3 (or less)

Fix: F-66899r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "MSS: (TcpMaxDataRetransmissions) How many times unacknowledged data is retransmitted (3 recommended, 5 is default)" to "3" or less.

a
This check verifies that Windows is configured to have password protection take effect within a limited time frame when the screen saver becomes active.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-4442 - SV-29375r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.102
Vuln IDs
  • V-4442
Rule IDs
  • SV-29375r1_rule
Allowing more than several seconds makes the computer vulnerable to a potential attack from someone walking up to the console to attempt to log onto the system before the lock takes effect.An issue was identified where the Security Options files and analysis templates included the registry value for this setting as a Dword type however it should have been a String value. This has been reported to Microsoft and the Security Options files and analysis templates included with the checklists have been corrected as of the December 2008 release.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-32758r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “MSS: (ScreenSaverGracePeriod) The time in seconds before the screen saver grace period expires (0 recommended)” is not set to “5” or less, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Value Name: ScreenSaverGracePeriod Value Type: REG_SZ Value: 5 (or less)

Fix: F-28833r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “MSS: (ScreenSaverGracePeriod) The time in seconds before the screen saver grace period expires (0 recommended)” to “5” or less.

c
Unauthorized registry paths and sub-paths are remotely accessible.
SC-4 - High - CCI-001090 - V-4443 - SV-29731r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-4
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-001090
Version
3.108
Vuln IDs
  • V-4443
Rule IDs
  • SV-29731r1_rule
The registry is a database for computer configuration information, much of which is sensitive. An attacker could use this to facilitate unauthorized activities. To reduce the risk of this happening, it is also lowered by the fact that the default ACLs assigned throughout the registry are fairly restrictive and they help to protect it from access by unauthorized users. System Administrator
Checks: C-347r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network access: Remotely accessible registry paths and sub-paths” contains entries besides the following, then this is a finding: Software\Microsoft\OLAP Server Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Perflib Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ContentIndex System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\UserConfig System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\DefaultUserConfiguration System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Sysmonlog The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurePipeServers\Winreg\AllowedPaths\ Value Name: Machine Value Type: REG_MULTI_SZ Value: As defined in policy above Note: Legitimate applications may add entries to this registry value. If an application requires these entries to function properly and is documented with the IAO, this would not be a finding. Documentation should contain supporting information from the vendor's instructions.

Fix: F-5739r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network access: Remotely accessible registry paths and sub-paths” as specified in the Check section.

b
Group Policy objects are not reprocessed if they have not changed.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-4448 - SV-29378r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.112
Vuln IDs
  • V-4448
Rule IDs
  • SV-29378r1_rule
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
Checks: C-32762r1_chk

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Group Policy\{35378EAC-683F-11D2-A89A-00C04FBBCFA2} Value Name: NoGPOListChanges Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-28955r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Group Policy “Registry Policy Processing” to “Enabled” and select the option “Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed”.

b
A Windows system has an incorrect default DCOM authorization level.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-6825 - SV-29736r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.107
Vuln IDs
  • V-6825
Rule IDs
  • SV-29736r2_rule
The DCOM default authentication level has been detected to be below the required setting. If the authentication level is None, then any user can access any object on the system without authentication.System Administrator
Checks: C-40668r1_chk

Open a command prompt. Execute “Dcomcnfg.exe”. In the “Component Services” window, navigate to Component Services -> Computer -> My Computer Right-click “My Computer” and select “Properties”. Select the “Default Properties” tab. If the “Default Authentication Level” is set to “None” or “Call”, this is a finding.

Fix: F-36078r1_fix

Fortify DCOMs default permissions. This should be thoroughly tested to verify DCOM objects continue to function under tightened security. Open a command prompt. Execute “Dcomcnfg.exe”. In the “Component Services” window, navigate to Component Services -> Computer -> My Computer Right-click “My Computer” and select “Properties”. Select the “Default Properties” tab. Select a “Default Authentication Level” other than “None” or “Call”. For sensitive systems, an authentication level of “Packet Privacy” is recommended. Click OK.

b
A Windows system has a writable DCOM configuration.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-6826 - SV-29543r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.108
Vuln IDs
  • V-6826
Rule IDs
  • SV-29543r1_rule
A registry key for a valid DCOM object has access permissions that could allow non-administrator users to change the security settings if inadvertently set to a low level of security. An attacker could possibly execute code under the context of the console or some other user. HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-39216r1_chk

Verify the permissions of the following registry key and its subkeys: HKLM\Software\Classes\Appid If any standard (non-privileged) user accounts or groups have greater than “read” access, then this would be a finding. The default permissions are acceptable. At the Appid level they are as follows and will be inherited by many of the subkeys. Creator Owner - Special (Full) Administrators - Full SYSTEM - Full Users - Read Vista subkeys that have Trusted Installer with “Full” permissions are acceptable. These will typically have lesser permissions of "Read" for Administrators and System.

Fix: F-6513r1_fix

Fortify DCOMs AppId permissions. Any changes should be thoroughly tested so objects continue to function under tightened security. - Open the Registry Editor. - Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Appid. - Select the application that generated this vulnerability. - Set the permissions for standard (non-privileged) user accounts or groups to Read only.

b
DCOM calls are not executed under the security context of the calling user.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-6830 - SV-29740r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.112
Vuln IDs
  • V-6830
Rule IDs
  • SV-29740r1_rule
DCOM calls are executed under the security context of the calling user by default. If the RunAs key has been altered, the DCOM calls can be executed under the user context of the currently logged in user, or as a third user. If present, the RunAs value tells the COM Service Control Manager (SCM) the name of the account under which the server is to be activated. In addition to the account name, the COM SCM must also have the password of the account. The result of a successful logon is a security context (token) for the named account that is used as the primary token for the new COM server process. Administrators should not use this method in the evaluated configuration if accountability is required, since accountability cannot be enforced. RunAs values will be removed. System Administrator
Checks: C-3107r1_chk

·Using the Registry Editor, go to the following Registry key: HKLM\Software\Classes\Appid ·View each subkey in turn and verify that the RunAs value has not been added. ·If any subkey has a RunAs value, then this would be a finding. Note: Windows components that have default Runas values such as Interactive User do not need to be changed. Windows components that have had a Runas value added or changed and non-Windows COM objects added to the system with Runas values need to be reviewed.

Fix: F-6517r1_fix

Remove any RunAs values from DCOM objects in the Registry.

b
Outgoing secure channel traffic is not encrypted or signed.
SC-8 - Medium - CCI-002418 - V-6831 - SV-29381r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-8
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002418
Version
3.113
Vuln IDs
  • V-6831
Rule IDs
  • SV-29381r1_rule
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
Checks: C-3108r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Domain Member: Digitally encrypt or sign secure channel data (always)” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\ Value Name: RequireSignOrSeal Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-6518r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Domain Member: Digitally encrypt or sign secure channel data (always)” to “Enabled”.

b
The Windows Server SMB client is not enabled to always perform SMB packet signing.
SC-8 - Medium - CCI-002418 - V-6832 - SV-29384r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-8
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002418
Version
3.114
Vuln IDs
  • V-6832
Rule IDs
  • SV-29384r1_rule
If this policy is enabled, it causes the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) client to perform SMB packet signing when communicating with an SMB server that is enabled or required to perform SMB packet signing.If the environment is a mixed one, with down-level OSs, or maintains trusts with down-level OSs, then this to the required setting could cause compatibility problems. HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-3110r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Microsoft Network Client: Digitally sign communications (always)” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters\ Value Name: RequireSecuritySignature Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-6519r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Microsoft Network Client: Digitally sign communications (always)” to “Enabled”.

b
The Windows Server SMB server is not enabled to always perform SMB packet signing.
SC-8 - Medium - CCI-002418 - V-6833 - SV-29391r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-8
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002418
Version
3.115
Vuln IDs
  • V-6833
Rule IDs
  • SV-29391r1_rule
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
Checks: C-3112r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Microsoft Network Server: Digitally sign communications (always)” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\ Value Name: RequireSecuritySignature Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-6520r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Microsoft Network Server: Digitally sign communications (always)” to “Enabled”.

c
Named Pipes and Shares can be accessed anonymously.
SC-4 - High - CCI-001090 - V-6834 - SV-29544r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-4
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-001090
Version
3.116
Vuln IDs
  • V-6834
Rule IDs
  • SV-29544r1_rule
This is a Category 1 finding because of the potential for gaining unauthorized system access. Pipes are internal system communications processes. They are identified internally by ID numbers that vary between systems. To make access to these processes easier, these pipes are given names that do not vary between systems. When this setting is disabled, Network shares can be accessed by any network user. This could lead to the exposure or corruption of sensitive data.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-3114r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -> Security Options. If the value for “Network access: Restrict anonymous access to Named Pipes and Shares” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters\ Value Name: RestrictNullSessAccess Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-6521r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Network access: Restrict anonymous access to Named Pipes and Shares” to “Enabled”.

b
For systems utilizing a logon ID as the individual identifier, passwords must be a minimum of 14 characters in length.
IA-5 - Medium - CCI-000205 - V-6836 - SV-29388r2_rule
RMF Control
IA-5
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000205
Version
4.013
Vuln IDs
  • V-6836
Rule IDs
  • SV-29388r2_rule
Information systems not protected with strong password schemes including passwords of minimum length provide the opportunity for anyone to crack the password thus gaining access to the system and causing the device, information, or the local network to be compromised or a denial of service. Strong passwords may invite users to write down the passwords. Ensure that all users store passwords in a secured location.HKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-51783r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Account Policies -> Password Policy. If the value for the "Minimum password length" is less than 14 characters, this is a finding.

Fix: F-53565r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Account Policies -> Password Policy -> "Minimum password length" to at least "14" characters.

b
To the extent system capabilities permit, system mechanisms are not implemented to enforce automatic expiration of passwords and to prevent reuse.
IA-5 - Medium - CCI-000199 - V-6840 - SV-29395r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-5
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000199
Version
4.026
Vuln IDs
  • V-6840
Rule IDs
  • SV-29395r1_rule
Passwords that do not expire or are reused increase the exposure of a password with greater probability of being discovered or cracked. The following accounts are exempt from this check. Built-in Administrator Account Application accountstrueEnforcing passwords to be changed at regular intervals may invite users to write down the passwords each time they are required to make a change. Ensure that all users store passwords in a secured location.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-3230r1_chk

Using the DUMPSEC utility: Select “Dump Users as Table” from the “Report” menu. Select the available fields in the following sequence, and click on the “Add” button for each entry: UserName SID PswdRequired PswdExpires PswdLastSetTime LastLogonTime AcctDisabled Groups If any accounts listed in the user report have a “No” in the “PswdExpires” column, then this is a finding. Note: The following command can be used on Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory if DumpSec cannot be run: Open a Command Prompt. Enter “Dsquery user -limit 0 | Dsget user -dn -pwdneverexpires”. This will return a list of User Accounts with Yes/No for Pwdneverexpires. If any accounts have "Yes", then this is a finding. The results can be directed to a text file by adding “> filename.txt” at the end of the command The following are exempt from this requirement: Built-in Administrator Account Application Accounts Documentable Explanation: Accounts that meet the requirements for allowable exceptions should be documented with the IAO.

Fix: F-6527r1_fix

Configure all information systems to expire passwords.

b
Auditing must be configured as required.
AU-12 - Medium - CCI-000172 - V-6850 - SV-16966r3_rule
RMF Control
AU-12
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000172
Version
4.008
Vuln IDs
  • V-6850
Rule IDs
  • SV-16966r3_rule
Maintaining an audit trail of system activity logs can help identify configuration errors, troubleshoot service disruptions, and analyze compromises that have occurred, as well as detect attacks. Audit logs are necessary to provide a trail of evidence in case the system or network is compromised. Collecting this data is essential for analyzing the security of information assets and detecting signs of suspicious and unexpected behavior.HKHKSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-66499r1_chk

Verify the configuration of the audit subcategories listed below. The Auditpol.exe tool must be used to view the detailed audit policy. Security Option "Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings (Windows Vista or later) to override audit policy category settings" must be set to "Enabled" (V-14230) for the detailed auditing subcategories to be effective. The major audit categories in Local Policies will not be effective. Open a Command Prompt with elevated privileges. (Run as administrator). Enter "AuditPol /get /category:*". If auditing is not configured for at least Success and/or Failure as listed below, this is a finding. Subcategories not listed are not required but may be configured as needed by the site. System Security System Extension - Success and Failure System Integrity - Success and Failure IPSec Driver - Success and Failure Security State Change - Success and Failure Logon/Logoff Logon - Success and Failure Logoff - Success Special Logon - Success Privilege Use Sensitive Privilege Use - Success and Failure Detailed Tracking Process Creation - Success Policy Change Audit Policy Change - Success and Failure Authentication Policy Change - Success Account Management User Account Management - Success and Failure Computer Account Management - Success and Failure Security Group Management - Success and Failure Other Account Management Events - Success and Failure Account Logon Credential Validation - Success and Failure

Fix: F-71927r1_fix

Configure the system to audit subcategories as outlined below. Open a Command Prompt with elevated privileges. (Run as administrator). Execute the following command for each subcategory. Auditpol /set /subcategory:"subcategory name" /success:enable(disable) /failure:enable(disable) (Include the quotes around the subcategory name). System Security System Extension - Success and Failure System Integrity - Success and Failure IPSec Driver - Success and Failure Security State Change - Success and Failure Logon/Logoff Logon - Success and Failure Logoff - Success Special Logon - Success Privilege Use Sensitive Privilege Use - Success and Failure Detailed Tracking Process Creation - Success Policy Change Audit Policy Change - Success and Failure Authentication Policy Change - Success Account Management User Account Management - Success and Failure Computer Account Management - Success and Failure Security Group Management - Success and Failure Other Account Management Events - Success and Failure Account Logon Credential Validation - Success and Failure

c
DOD information system access does not require the use of a password.
IA-2 - High - CCI-000764 - V-7002 - SV-29548r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-2
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-000764
Version
4.017
Vuln IDs
  • V-7002
Rule IDs
  • SV-29548r1_rule
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 Severity Code 2 finding.System Administrator
Checks: C-4481r1_chk

Using the DUMPSEC utility: Select “Dump Users as Table” from the “Report” menu. Select the available fields in the following sequence, and click on the “Add” button for each entry: UserName SID PswdRequired PswdExpires LastLogonTime AcctDisabled Groups If any accounts listed in the user report have a “No” in the “PswdRequired” column, then this is a finding. Note: Some built-in or application-generated accounts (e.g., Guest, IWAM_, IUSR, etc.) will not have this flag set, even though there are passwords present. It can be set by entering the following on a command line: “Net user <account_name> /passwordreq:yes”. Severity Override: For a DISABLED account(s) with a blank or null password, classify/downgrade this finding to a Category 2 finding.

Fix: F-6581r1_fix

Configure all DoD information systems to require passwords to gain access. The password required flag can be set by entering the following on a command line: “Net user <account_name> /passwordreq:yes”.

a
The system is configured to allow the display of the last user name on the logon screen.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-11806 - SV-29399r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.119
Vuln IDs
  • V-11806
Rule IDs
  • SV-29399r1_rule
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
Checks: C-7791r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “Interactive logon: Do not display last user name” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: DontDisplayLastUserName Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-11088r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Interactive logon: Do not display last user name” to “Enabled”.

b
The system does not have a backup administrator account
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-14224 - SV-29745r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.121
Vuln IDs
  • V-14224
Rule IDs
  • SV-29745r2_rule
The built-in administrator account, as a well known account subject to attack, is disabled by default and per STIG requirements. Domain Admins on domain joined systems should provide sufficient availability for administering a system. A site with limited administrators must ensure they have a contingency for administering a non-domain system.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-41761r1_chk

Determine if there is a contingency for administering a non-domain system with limited administrators. If a backup administrator account exists it must be documented with the IAO and it must be stored with its password in a secure location.

Fix: F-37540r1_fix

Create a contingency plan for administering a system in emergency situations.

b
Administrator Passwords are changed when necessary.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-14225 - SV-29749r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.122
Vuln IDs
  • V-14225
Rule IDs
  • SV-29749r1_rule
This check verifies that the passwords for the default and backup administrator accounts are changed at least annually or when any member of the administrative team leaves the organization. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-11571r1_chk

Interview the SA or IAM to determine if the site has a policy that requires the default and backup admin passwords to be changed at least annually or when any member of the administrative team leaves the organization.

Fix: F-13549r1_fix

Define a policy for required password changes for the default and backup admin account.

b
Auditing Access of Global System Objects must be turned off.
SC-5 - Medium - CCI-001095 - V-14228 - SV-29401r2_rule
RMF Control
SC-5
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001095
Version
3.123
Vuln IDs
  • V-14228
Rule IDs
  • SV-29401r2_rule
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
Checks: C-46898r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for "Audit: Audit the access of global system objects" is not set to "Disabled", this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa Value Name: AuditBaseObjects Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-45019r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> "Audit: Audit the access of global system objects" to "Disabled".

b
Audit of Backup and Restore Privileges is not turned off.
SC-5 - Medium - CCI-001095 - V-14229 - SV-29403r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-5
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001095
Version
3.124
Vuln IDs
  • V-14229
Rule IDs
  • SV-29403r1_rule
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
Checks: C-11574r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “Audit: Audit the use of Backup and Restore privilege” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa Value Name: FullPrivilegeAuditing Value Type: REG_Binary Value: 0

Fix: F-13553r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Audit: Audit the use of Backup and Restore privilege” to “Disabled”.

b
Audit policy using subcategories is enabled.
AU-12 - Medium - CCI-000169 - V-14230 - SV-14841r1_rule
RMF Control
AU-12
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000169
Version
3.125
Vuln IDs
  • V-14230
Rule IDs
  • SV-14841r1_rule
This policy setting allows administrators to enable the more precise auditing capabilities present in Windows Vista and later.System Administrator
Checks: C-11575r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings (Windows Vista or later) to override audit policy category settings” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\ Value Name: SCENoApplyLegacyAuditPolicy Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13554r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings (Windows Vista or later) to override audit policy category settings” to “Enabled”.

a
Hide Computer from the browse list.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-14231 - SV-14842r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.126
Vuln IDs
  • V-14231
Rule IDs
  • SV-14842r1_rule
This check verifies Windows Vista is configured to hide the computer from the browse list.System Administrator
Checks: C-11576r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “MSS: (Hidden) Hide Computer From the Browse List” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Lanmanserver\Parameters\ Value Name: Hidden Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13555r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “MSS: (Hidden) Hide Computer From the Browse List” to “Enabled”.

a
IPSec Exemptions are limited.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-14232 - SV-14843r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.127
Vuln IDs
  • V-14232
Rule IDs
  • SV-14843r1_rule
This check verifies that Windows is configured to limit IPSec exemptions.System Administrator
Checks: C-11577r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “MSS: (NoDefaultExempt) Configure IPSec exemptions for various types of network traffic” is not set to “Multicast, broadcast and ISAKMP exempt (best for Windows XP)”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IPSEC\ Value Name: NoDefaultExempt Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13556r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “MSS: (NoDefaultExempt) Configure IPSec exemptions for various types of network traffic” to “Multicast, broadcast and ISAKMP exempt (best for Windows XP)”.

b
User Account Control - Built In Admin Approval Mode
IA-11 - Medium - CCI-002038 - V-14234 - SV-14845r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002038
Version
3.129
Vuln IDs
  • V-14234
Rule IDs
  • SV-14845r1_rule
This check verifies whether the built-in Administrator account runs in Admin Approval Mode.System Administrator
Checks: C-32766r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: FilterAdministratorToken Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-28841r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account” to “Enabled”.

b
User Account Control - Behavior of elevation prompt for administrators
SC-3 - Medium - CCI-001084 - V-14235 - SV-17457r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-3
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001084
Version
3.130
Vuln IDs
  • V-14235
Rule IDs
  • SV-17457r1_rule
This check verifies whether logged on administrator is prompted for consent when he attempts to complete a task that requires raised privileges.System Administrator
Checks: C-17316r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode” is not set to “Prompt for consent”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 2 (Prompt for Consent)

Fix: F-16474r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode” to “Prompt for consent”.

b
User Account Control - Behavior of elevation prompt for standard users.
IA-11 - Medium - CCI-002038 - V-14236 - SV-14847r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002038
Version
3.131
Vuln IDs
  • V-14236
Rule IDs
  • SV-14847r1_rule
This check verifies whether the logged on user is prompted for credentials when attempting to complete a task that requires raised privileges.System Administrator
Checks: C-28793r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users” is not set to “Prompt for credentials”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Path: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13561r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users” to “Prompt for credentials”.

b
User Account Control - Detect Application Installations
SC-3 - Medium - CCI-001084 - V-14237 - SV-14848r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-3
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001084
Version
3.132
Vuln IDs
  • V-14237
Rule IDs
  • SV-14848r1_rule
This check verifies whether Windows responds to application installation requests by prompting for credentials.System Administrator
Checks: C-32772r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: EnableInstallerDetection Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-28844r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation” to “Enabled”.

b
User Account Control - Elevate UIAccess applications that are in secure locations
SC-3 - Medium - CCI-001084 - V-14239 - SV-14850r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-3
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001084
Version
3.134
Vuln IDs
  • V-14239
Rule IDs
  • SV-14850r1_rule
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
Checks: C-32773r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: EnableSecureUIAPaths Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-28845r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations” to “Enabled”.

b
User Account Control - Run all admins in Admin Approval Mode
IA-11 - Medium - CCI-002038 - V-14240 - SV-14851r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002038
Version
3.137
Vuln IDs
  • V-14240
Rule IDs
  • SV-14851r1_rule
This check verifies that UAC has not been disabled.System Administrator
Checks: C-32775r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: EnableLUA Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-28846r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode” to “Enabled”.

b
User Account Control - Switch to secure desktop
SC-3 - Medium - CCI-001084 - V-14241 - SV-14852r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-3
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001084
Version
3.135
Vuln IDs
  • V-14241
Rule IDs
  • SV-14852r1_rule
This check verifies that the elevation prompt is only used in secure desktop mode.System Administrator
Checks: C-32776r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: PromptOnSecureDesktop Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-28847r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation” to “Enabled”.

b
User Account Control - Non UAC Compliant Application Virtualization
SC-3 - Medium - CCI-001084 - V-14242 - SV-14853r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-3
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001084
Version
3.136
Vuln IDs
  • V-14242
Rule IDs
  • SV-14853r1_rule
This check verifies that non UAC compliant applications will run in virtualized file and registry entries allowing them to run.System Administrator
Checks: C-32777r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “User Account Control: Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations” is not set to “Enabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: EnableVirtualization Value Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-28848r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “User Account Control: Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations” to “Enabled”.

b
Require username and password to elevate a running application.
SC-3 - Medium - CCI-001084 - V-14243 - SV-14854r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-3
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001084
Version
5.132
Vuln IDs
  • V-14243
Rule IDs
  • SV-14854r1_rule
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
Checks: C-11589r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\CredUI Value Name: EnumerateAdministrators Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-13569r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Credential User Interface “Enumerate administrator accounts on elevation” to “Disabled”.

b
Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Service - Prevent password saving in the Remote Desktop Client
IA-11 - Medium - CCI-002038 - V-14247 - SV-29405r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002038
Version
5.116
Vuln IDs
  • V-14247
Rule IDs
  • SV-29405r1_rule
This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent Users from saving passwords in the Remote Desktop Client.System Administrator
Checks: C-11593r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ Value Name: DisablePasswordSaving Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13572r1_fix

Vista - Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services-> Remote Desktop Connection Client “Do not allow passwords to be saved” to “Enabled”.

b
Users must be prevented from connecting using Terminal Services.
AC-17 - Medium - CCI-002314 - V-14248 - SV-14859r2_rule
RMF Control
AC-17
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002314
Version
5.117
Vuln IDs
  • V-14248
Rule IDs
  • SV-14859r2_rule
Allowing a Terminal Services 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 Terminal Services.true
Checks: C-51785r1_chk

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ Value Name: fDenyTSConnections Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-53567r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services -> Terminal Server -> Connections "Allow users to connect remotely using Terminal Services" to "Disabled.

b
Terminal Services / Remote Desktop Services - Local drives prevented from sharing with Terminal Servers.
SC-4 - Medium - CCI-001090 - V-14249 - SV-14860r1_rule
RMF Control
SC-4
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001090
Version
5.118
Vuln IDs
  • V-14249
Rule IDs
  • SV-14860r1_rule
This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent users from sharing the local drives on their client computers to Terminal Servers that they access.System Administrator
Checks: C-11595r1_chk

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ Value Name: fDisableCdm Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13574r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services -> Terminal Server -> Device and Resource Redirection “Do not allow drive redirection” to “Enabled”.

b
Restrict unauthenticated RPC clients.
IA-3 - Medium - CCI-001967 - V-14253 - SV-29408r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-3
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001967
Version
5.123
Vuln IDs
  • V-14253
Rule IDs
  • SV-29408r1_rule
This check verifies that the system is configured to restrict unauthenticated RPC clients from connecting to the RPC server.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-11599r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Rpc\ Value Name: RestrictRemoteClients Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13578r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Remote Procedure Call “Restrictions for Unauthenticated RPC clients” to “Enabled” and “Authenticated”.

b
Client computers required to authenticate for RPC communication.
IA-3 - Medium - CCI-001967 - V-14254 - SV-29410r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-3
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001967
Version
5.124
Vuln IDs
  • V-14254
Rule IDs
  • SV-29410r1_rule
This check verifies that the system is configured to force client computers to provide authentication before an RPC communication is established.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-11600r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Rpc\ Value Name: EnableAuthEpResolution Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13579r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Remote Procedure Call “RPC Endpoint Mapper Client Authentication” to “Enabled.

b
File and Folder Publish to Web option unavailable.
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-14255 - SV-29412r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.125
Vuln IDs
  • V-14255
Rule IDs
  • SV-29412r1_rule
This check verifies that the system is configured to make the options to publish to the web unavailable from File and Folder Tasks in Windows folders.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-11601r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer Value Name: NoPublishingWizard Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13580r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication setting ‘Turn off the "Publish to Web" task for files and folders’ to “Enabled”.

b
Web Publishing and online ordering wizards prevented from downloading list of providers.
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-14256 - SV-29415r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.126
Vuln IDs
  • V-14256
Rule IDs
  • SV-29415r1_rule
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
Checks: C-11602r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer Value Name: NoWebServices Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13581r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication setting ‘Turn off Internet download for Web publishing and online ordering wizards’ to “Enabled”.

b
Windows Messenger prevented from collecting anonymous information.
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-14257 - SV-29417r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.127
Vuln IDs
  • V-14257
Rule IDs
  • SV-29417r1_rule
This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent Windows Messenger from collecting anonymous information about how the Windows Messenger software and service is used.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-11604r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\Client Value Name: CEIP Type: REG_DWORD Value: 2

Fix: F-13582r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication setting ‘Turn off the Windows Messenger Customer Experience Improvement Program’ to “Enabled”.

b
Search Companion prevented from automatically downloading content updates.
CM-11 - Medium - CCI-001812 - V-14258 - SV-29419r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001812
Version
5.128
Vuln IDs
  • V-14258
Rule IDs
  • SV-29419r1_rule
This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent Search Companion from automatically downloading content updates during local and Internet searches.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-32852r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\SearchCompanion Value Name: DisableContentFileUpdates Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13583r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication setting ‘Turn off Search Companion content file updates’ to “Enabled”.

b
Prevent printing over HTTP.
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-14259 - SV-29421r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.129
Vuln IDs
  • V-14259
Rule IDs
  • SV-29421r1_rule
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
Checks: C-11606r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers Value Name: DisableHTTPPrinting Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13584r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication setting ‘Turn off printing over HTTP’ to “Enabled”.

b
Computer prevented from downloading print driver packages over HTTP.
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-14260 - SV-29423r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.130
Vuln IDs
  • V-14260
Rule IDs
  • SV-29423r1_rule
This check verifies that the system is configured to prevent the computer from downloading print driver packages over HTTP.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-11607r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers Value Name: DisableWebPnPDownload Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13585r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication setting ‘Turn off downloading of print drivers over HTTP’ to “Enabled”.

b
Windows is prevented from using Windows Update to search for drivers.
CM-11 - Medium - CCI-001812 - V-14261 - SV-29425r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001812
Version
5.131
Vuln IDs
  • V-14261
Rule IDs
  • SV-29425r1_rule
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
Checks: C-11608r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverSearching Value Name: DontSearchWindowsUpdate Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13586r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication setting ‘Turn off Windows Update device driver searching’ to “Enabled”.

b
IPv6 must be disabled until a deliberate transition strategy has been implemented. Use of IPv6 transition technologies must be disabled.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-14262 - SV-14873r3_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.050
Vuln IDs
  • V-14262
Rule IDs
  • SV-14873r3_rule
Any nodes’ interface with IPv6 enabled by default presents a potential risk of traffic being transmitted or received without proper risk mitigation strategy and is therefore, a serious security concern.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-58007r2_chk

Prior to transition, IPv6 must be disabled on all interfaces. If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\ Value Name: DisabledComponents Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0xff or 0xffffffff If IPv6 transition has been implemented, the following will disable tunnel interfaces allowing native IPv6. Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\ Value Name: DisabledComponents Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0x1 Microsoft updated article 929852 with regard to disabling all IPv6 components, changing the value to 0xff. A value of 0xffffffff results in a 5-second delay in system startup. However, either value can be used to disable all IPv6 components. Documentable: If disabling IPv6 on all interfaces prior to the transition to supporting IPv6 causes issues with necessary applications or services, document this with the IAO.

Fix: F-62369r2_fix

Add the following registry values to the system. To disable IPv6 on all interfaces: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\ Value Name: DisabledComponents Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0xff or 0xffffffff To disable all IPv6 tunneling interfaces: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\ Value Name: DisabledComponents Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0x1 Microsoft updated article 929852 with regard to disabling all IPv6 components, changing the value to 0xff. A value of 0xffffffff results in a 5-second delay in system startup. However, either value can be used to disable all IPv6 components.

b
Preserve Zone information when saving attachments.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-14268 - SV-29753r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.134
Vuln IDs
  • V-14268
Rule IDs
  • SV-29753r1_rule
This check verifies that file attachments are marked with their zone of origin allowing Windows to determine risk.System Administrator
Checks: C-11758r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_Current_User Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments\ Value Name: SaveZoneInformation Type: REG_DWORD Value: 2

Fix: F-13606r1_fix

Configure the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Attachment Manager -> “Do not preserve zone information in file attachments” to “Disabled”.

b
Hide mechanism for removing Zone information from file attachments.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-14269 - SV-29755r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.135
Vuln IDs
  • V-14269
Rule IDs
  • SV-29755r1_rule
This check verifies that users cannot manually remove zone information from saved file attachments.System Administrator
Checks: C-11759r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_Current_User Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments\ Value Name: HideZoneInfoOnProperties Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-13607r1_fix

Configure the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Attachment Manager -> “Hide mechanisms to remove zone information” to “Enabled”.

b
Notify antivirus when file attachments are opened.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-14270 - SV-29757r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.136
Vuln IDs
  • V-14270
Rule IDs
  • SV-29757r1_rule
This check verifies that antivirus programs are notified when a user opens a file attachment.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-11760r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_Current_User Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments\ Value Name: ScanWithAntiVirus Type: REG_DWORD Value: 3

Fix: F-13608r1_fix

Configure policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Attachment Manager -> “Notify antivirus programs when opening attachments” to “Enabled”.

b
Application account passwords length and change requirement
IA-5 - Medium - CCI-000205 - V-14271 - SV-29336r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-5
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000205
Version
4.018
Vuln IDs
  • V-14271
Rule IDs
  • SV-29336r1_rule
Setting application accounts to expire may cause applications to stop functioning. The site will have a policy that application account passwords manually generated and entered by a system administrator are changed at least annually or when a system administrator with knowledge of the password leaves the organization. Application/service account passwords will be at least 15 characters and follow complexity requirements for all passwords.System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-11762r1_chk

The site should have a local policy to ensure that passwords for application/service accounts are at least 15 characters in length and meet complexity requirements for all passwords. Application/service account passwords manually generated and entered by a system administrator must be changed at least annually or whenever a system administrator that has knowledge of the password leaves the organization. Interview the system administrators on their policy for application/service accounts. If it does not meet the above requirements, this is a finding. Using the DUMPSEC utility: Select “Dump Users as Table” from the “Report” menu. Select the available fields in the following sequence, and click on the “Add” button for each entry: UserName SID PswdRequired PswdExpires PswdLastSetTime LastLogonTime AcctDisabled Groups If any application accounts listed in the Dumpsec user report have a date older than one year in the “PwsdLastSetTime” column, then this is a finding. Note: The following command can be used on Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory if DumpSec cannot be run: Open a Command Prompt. Enter “Dsquery user -limit 0 -o rdn -stalepwd 365”. This will return a list of User Accounts with passwords older the one year.

Fix: F-13613r1_fix

Create application/service account passwords that are at least 15 characters in length and meet complexity requirements. Change application/service account passwords that are manually generated and entered by a system administrator at least annually or whenever an administrator with knowledge of the password leaves the organization.

b
The HBSS McAfee Agent is not installed.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-15505 - SV-29559r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.140
Vuln IDs
  • V-15505
Rule IDs
  • SV-29559r2_rule
System Administrator
Checks: C-71147r1_chk

Verify the following file is installed and at a version listed or above: McAfee Agent v5.x - masvc.exe McAfee Agent v4.x - FrameworkService.exe The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\ If the McAfee Agent file is not found or at a version specified or above, this is a finding. Run "Services.msc". Verify the corresponding service is running. McAfee Agent v5.x - McAfee Agent Service McAfee Agent v4.x - McAfee Framework Service If the service does not have a Status of "Started", this is a finding.

Fix: F-76991r1_fix

Deploy the McAfee Agent as detailed in accordance with the DoD HBSS STIG.

b
Windows Peer to Peer Networking
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15666 - SV-29427r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.202
Vuln IDs
  • V-15666
Rule IDs
  • SV-29427r1_rule
This check verifies Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Service is turned off.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-15310r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Peernet\ Value Name: Disabled Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15530r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Services “Turn Off Microsoft Peer-to-Peer Networking Services” to “Enabled”.

b
Prohibit Network Bridge in Windows
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15667 - SV-29429r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.203
Vuln IDs
  • V-15667
Rule IDs
  • SV-29429r1_rule
This check verifies the Network Bridge can not be installed and configured. System Administrator
Checks: C-15311r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Network Connections\ Value Name: NC_AllowNetBridge_NLA Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15533r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Network Connections “Prohibit installation and configuration of Network Bridge on your DNS domain network” to “Enabled”.

a
Event Viewer Events.asp Links
CM-7 - Low - CCI-000381 - V-15672 - SV-29435r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.214
Vuln IDs
  • V-15672
Rule IDs
  • SV-29435r1_rule
This check verifies that Events.asp hyperlinks in Event Viewer are available.System Administrator
Checks: C-15316r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, then this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\EventViewer\ Value Name: MicrosoftEventVwrDisableLinks Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15539r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication settings “Turn off Event Viewer “Events.asp” links” to “Disabled”.

a
Internet Connection Wizard ISP Downloads
CM-7 - Low - CCI-000381 - V-15673 - SV-29436r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.216
Vuln IDs
  • V-15673
Rule IDs
  • SV-29436r1_rule
This check verifies that the Internet Connection Wizard cannot download a list of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from Microsoft.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-15317r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Internet Connection Wizard\ Value Name: ExitOnMSICW Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15540r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication settings “Turn off Internet Connection Wizard if URL connection is referring to Microsoft.com” to “Enabled”.

b
Disable Internet File Association Service
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15674 - SV-29438r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.217
Vuln IDs
  • V-15674
Rule IDs
  • SV-29438r1_rule
This check verifies that unhandled file associations will not use the Microsoft Web service to find an application.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-15318r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ Value Name: NoInternetOpenWith Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15541r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication settings “Turn off Internet File Association service” to “Enabled”.

a
Windows Registration Wizard
CM-7 - Low - CCI-000381 - V-15675 - SV-29440r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.218
Vuln IDs
  • V-15675
Rule IDs
  • SV-29440r1_rule
This check verifies that the Windows Registration Wizard is blocked from online registration.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-15319r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Registration Wizard Control\ Value Name: NoRegistration Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15542r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication settings “Turn off Registration if URL connection is referring to Microsoft.com” to “Enabled”.

a
Order Prints Online
CM-7 - Low - CCI-000381 - V-15676 - SV-29613r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.219
Vuln IDs
  • V-15676
Rule IDs
  • SV-29613r1_rule
This check verifies that the “Order Prints Online” task is not available in Windows Explorer.System Administrator
Checks: C-15320r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ Value Name: NoOnlinePrintsWizard Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15543r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication settings “Turn off the “Order Prints” picture task” to “Enabled”.

b
Windows Movie Maker Codec Downloads
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15677 - SV-29442r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.220
Vuln IDs
  • V-15677
Rule IDs
  • SV-29442r1_rule
This check verifies that the codecs will not be automatically downloaded for Windows Movie Maker.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-15321r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMovieMaker\ Value Name: CodecDownload Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15544r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication settings “Turn off Windows Movie Maker automatic codec downloads” to “Enabled”.

b
Windows Movie Maker Web Links
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15678 - SV-29444r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.221
Vuln IDs
  • V-15678
Rule IDs
  • SV-29444r1_rule
This check verifies that the links to web sites in Windows Movie Maker will not be available.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-15322r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMovieMaker\ Value Name: Webhelp Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15545r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication settings “Turn off Windows Movie Maker online Web links” to “Enabled”.

b
Windows Movie Maker Online Hosting
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15679 - SV-29446r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.222
Vuln IDs
  • V-15679
Rule IDs
  • SV-29446r1_rule
This check verifies that movies can not be sent to a video hosting provider on the web.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-15323r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMovieMaker\ Value Name: WebPublish Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15546r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication settings “Turn off Windows Movie Maker saving to online video hosting provider” to “Enabled”.

a
The classic logon screen must be required for user logons.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-15680 - SV-29448r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.223
Vuln IDs
  • V-15680
Rule IDs
  • SV-29448r2_rule
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
Checks: C-59045r2_chk

If the system is a member of a domain, this is NA. If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: LogonType Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-63535r2_fix

If the system is a member of a domain, this is NA. Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Logon -> "Always use classic logon" to "Enabled".

b
Attachments must be prevented from being downloaded from RSS feeds.
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-15682 - SV-29450r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.231
Vuln IDs
  • V-15682
Rule IDs
  • SV-29450r2_rule
Attachments from RSS feeds may not be secure. This setting will prevent attachments from being downloaded from RSS feeds.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-57989r1_chk

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds\ Value Name: DisableEnclosureDownload Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-62315r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> RSS Feeds -> "Turn off downloading of enclosures" to "Enabled".

b
Windows Explorer – Shell Protocol Protected Mode
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-15683 - SV-29452r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.240
Vuln IDs
  • V-15683
Rule IDs
  • SV-29452r1_rule
This check verifies that the shell protocol is run in protected mode. (This allows applications to only open limited folders.)HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-15327r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ Value Name: PreXPSP2ShellProtocolBehavior Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15550r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer “Turn off shell protocol protected mode” to “Disabled”.

b
Windows Installer – IE Security Prompt
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-15684 - SV-29454r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.241
Vuln IDs
  • V-15684
Rule IDs
  • SV-29454r1_rule
This check verifies that users are notified if a web-based program attempts to install software. HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-15328r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer\ Value Name: SafeForScripting Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15551r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Installer “Disable IE security prompt for Windows Installer scripts” to “Disabled”.

b
Windows Installer – User Control
CM-11 - Medium - CCI-001812 - V-15685 - SV-29456r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001812
Version
5.242
Vuln IDs
  • V-15685
Rule IDs
  • SV-29456r1_rule
This check verifies that users are prevented from changing installation options.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-15329r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer\ Value Name: EnableUserControl Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15552r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Installer “Enable user control over installs” to “Disabled”.

a
Windows Installer – Vendor Signed Updates
CM-11 - Low - CCI-001812 - V-15686 - SV-29458r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-11
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-001812
Version
5.243
Vuln IDs
  • V-15686
Rule IDs
  • SV-29458r1_rule
This check verifies that users are prevented applying vendor signed updates.HKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-15330r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer\ Value Name: DisableLUAPatching Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15553r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Installer “Prohibit non-administrators from applying vendor signed updates” to “Enabled”.

a
Media Player – First Use Dialog Boxes
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-15687 - SV-29460r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.248
Vuln IDs
  • V-15687
Rule IDs
  • SV-29460r1_rule
This check verifies that users are not presented with Privacy and Installation options on first use of Windows Media Player.System Administrator
Checks: C-15331r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer\ Value Name: GroupPrivacyAcceptance Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15554r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Media Player “Do Not Show First Use Dialog Boxes” to “Enabled”.

b
Network – Mapper I/O Driver
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15696 - SV-16635r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.200
Vuln IDs
  • V-15696
Rule IDs
  • SV-16635r1_rule
This check verifies that the Mapper I/O network protocol driver is disabled.System Administrator
Checks: C-15384r1_chk

If the following registry values don’t exist or are not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\LLTD\ Value Name: AllowLLTDIOOndomain Value Name: AllowLLTDIOOnPublicNet Value Name: EnableLLTDIO Value Name: ProhibitLLTDIOOnPrivateNet Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15588r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Link-Layer Topology Discovery “Turn on Mapper I/O (LLTDIO) driver” to “Disabled”.

b
Network – Responder Driver
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15697 - SV-16636r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.201
Vuln IDs
  • V-15697
Rule IDs
  • SV-16636r1_rule
This check verifies that the Responder network protocol driver is disabled.System Administrator
Checks: C-15385r1_chk

If the following registry values don’t exist or are not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\LLTD\ Value Name: AllowRspndrOndomain Value Name: AllowRspndrOnPublicNet Value Name: EnableRspndr Value Name: ProhibitRspndrOnPrivateNet Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15589r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Link-Layer Topology Discovery “Turn on Responder (RSPNDR) driver” to “Disabled”.

b
Network – Windows Connect Now Wireless Configuration
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15698 - SV-16637r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.206
Vuln IDs
  • V-15698
Rule IDs
  • SV-16637r1_rule
This check verifies that the configuration of wireless devices using Windows Connect Now is disabled.System Administrator
Checks: C-15386r1_chk

If the following registry values don’t exist or are not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WCN\Registrars\ Value Name: DisableFlashConfigRegistrar Value Name: DisableInBand802DOT11Registrar Value Name: DisableUPnPRegistrar Value Name: DisableWPDRegistrar Value Name: EnableRegistrars Type: REG_Dword Value: 0

Fix: F-15590r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Windows Connect Now “Configuration of wireless settings using Windows Connect Now” to “Disabled”.

b
Network – Windows Connect Now Wizards
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15699 - SV-16638r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.207
Vuln IDs
  • V-15699
Rule IDs
  • SV-16638r1_rule
This check verifies that access to the Windows Connect Now wizards is disabled.System Administrator
Checks: C-15387r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WCN\UI\ Value Name: DisableWcnUi Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15591r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Windows Connect Now “Prohibit Access of the Windows Connect Now wizards” to “Enabled”.

b
Device Install – PnP Interface Remote Access
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15700 - SV-16639r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.208
Vuln IDs
  • V-15700
Rule IDs
  • SV-16639r1_rule
This check verifies that remote access to the Plug and Play interface is disabled.System Administrator
Checks: C-15388r1_chk

Vista/7 - If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Settings\ Value Name: AllowRemoteRPC Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15592r1_fix

Vista - Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Device Installation “Allow remote access to the PnP interface” to “Disabled”.

a
Device Install – Drivers System Restore Point
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-15701 - SV-16640r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.209
Vuln IDs
  • V-15701
Rule IDs
  • SV-16640r1_rule
This check verifies that a system restore point will be created when a new device driver is installed.System AdministratorECSC-1
Checks: C-15389r1_chk

Vista/7 - If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Settings\ Value Name: DisableSystemRestore Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15593r1_fix

Vista - Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Device Installation “Do not create a system restore point when new device driver installed” to “Disabled”.

a
Device Install – Generic Driver Error Report
CM-7 - Low - CCI-000381 - V-15702 - SV-16641r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.210
Vuln IDs
  • V-15702
Rule IDs
  • SV-16641r1_rule
This check verifies that an Error Report will not be sent when a generic device driver is installed.System Administrator
Checks: C-15390r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Settings\ Value Name: DisableSendGenericDriverNotFoundToWER Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15594r1_fix

Vista - Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Device Installation “Do not send a Windows Error Report when a generic driver is installed on a system” to “Enabled”.

a
Driver Install – Device Driver Search Prompt
CM-11 - Low - CCI-001812 - V-15703 - SV-16642r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-11
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-001812
Version
5.211
Vuln IDs
  • V-15703
Rule IDs
  • SV-16642r1_rule
This check verifies that users will not be prompted to search Windows Updated for device drivers.System Administrator
Checks: C-15391r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverSearching\ Value Name: DontPromptForWindowsUpdate Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15595r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Driver Installation “Turn off Windows Update device driver search prompt” to “Enabled”.

a
Handwriting Recognition Error Reporting (Tablet PCs)
CM-7 - Low - CCI-000381 - V-15704 - SV-16643r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.215
Vuln IDs
  • V-15704
Rule IDs
  • SV-16643r1_rule
This check verifies that errors in handwriting recognition on Tablet PCs are not reported to Microsoft.System Administrator
Checks: C-15392r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\HandwritingErrorReports\ Value Name: PreventHandwritingErrorReports Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15596r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communications settings “Turn off handwriting recognition error reporting” to “Enabled”.

b
Power Mgmt – Password Wake on Battery
IA-11 - Medium - CCI-002038 - V-15705 - SV-16644r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002038
Version
5.224
Vuln IDs
  • V-15705
Rule IDs
  • SV-16644r1_rule
This check verifies that the user is prompted for a password on resume from sleep (on battery).System Administrator
Checks: C-15393r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51\ Value Name: DCSettingIndex Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15597r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Power Management -> Sleep Settings “Require a Password When a Computer Wakes (On Battery)” to “Enabled”.

b
Power Mgmt – Password Wake When Plugged In
IA-11 - Medium - CCI-002038 - V-15706 - SV-16645r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-002038
Version
5.225
Vuln IDs
  • V-15706
Rule IDs
  • SV-16645r1_rule
This check verifies that the user is prompted for a password on resume from sleep (Plugged In).System Administrator
Checks: C-15394r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51\ Value Name: ACSettingIndex Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15598r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Power Management -> Sleep Settings “Require a Password When a Computer Wakes (Plugged In)” to “Enabled”.

a
Remote Assistance – Session Logging
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-15707 - SV-16646r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.226
Vuln IDs
  • V-15707
Rule IDs
  • SV-16646r1_rule
This check verifies that Remote Assistance log files will be generated.System Administrator
Checks: C-15395r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\ Value Name: LoggingEnabled Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15599r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Remote Assistance “Turn on session logging” to “Enabled”.

a
Digital Locker
CM-7 - Low - CCI-000381 - V-15708 - SV-16647r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.227
Vuln IDs
  • V-15708
Rule IDs
  • SV-16647r2_rule
This check verifies that Digital Locker, a dedicated download manager can not run.System AdministratorECSC-1
Checks: C-15396r1_chk

Vista - If the following registry value doesn’t exist or its value is not set to “1”, then this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Digital Locker\ Value Name: DoNotRunDigitalLocker Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15600r1_fix

Vista - Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Digital Locker “Do not allow Digital Locker to run” to “Enabled”.

a
Game Explorer Information Downloads
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-15709 - SV-16648r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.228
Vuln IDs
  • V-15709
Rule IDs
  • SV-16648r1_rule
This check verifies that game information is not downloaded from Windows Metadata Services.System Administrator
Checks: C-15397r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GameUX\ Value Name: DownloadGameInfo Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15601r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Game Explorer “Turn off downloading of game information” to “Enabled”.

b
Online Assistance – Untrusted Content
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-15710 - SV-16649r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.230
Vuln IDs
  • V-15710
Rule IDs
  • SV-16649r2_rule
This check verifies that untrusted content is not rendered for online assistance.System AdministratorECSC-1
Checks: C-15398r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Assistance\Client\1.0\ Value Name: NoUntrustedContent Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15602r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Online Assistance “Turn off Untrusted Content” to “Enabled”.

b
Search – Encrypted Files Indexing
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15711 - SV-16650r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.232
Vuln IDs
  • V-15711
Rule IDs
  • SV-16650r1_rule
This check verifies that encrypted files are not indexed.System Administrator
Checks: C-15399r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\ Value Name: AllowIndexingEncryptedStoresOrItems Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15603r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Search “Allow indexing of encrypted files” to “Disabled”.

a
Indexing of mail items in Exchange folders when Outlook is running in uncached mode must be turned off.
CM-7 - Low - CCI-000381 - V-15712 - SV-16651r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.233
Vuln IDs
  • V-15712
Rule IDs
  • SV-16651r2_rule
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
Checks: C-57981r1_chk

If Outlook is not installed on the system, this is NA. If Outlook is installed on the system and the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\ Value Name: PreventIndexingUncachedExchangeFolders Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-62305r1_fix

If Outlook is not installed on the system, this is NA. If Outlook is installed on the system, configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Search -> "Enable indexing uncached Exchange folders" to "Disabled".

b
Defender – SpyNet Reporting
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15713 - SV-16652r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.234
Vuln IDs
  • V-15713
Rule IDs
  • SV-16652r1_rule
This check verifies that SpyNet membership is disabled.System Administrator
Checks: C-15401r1_chk

If the following registry value exists and is set to “1” (Basic) or “2” (Advanced), this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Spynet\ Value Name: SpyNetReporting Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 or 2 = a Finding

Fix: F-15605r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Defender “Configure Microsoft Spynet Reporting” to “Disabled”.

b
The system must be configured to save Error Reporting events and messages to the system event log.
SI-11 - Medium - CCI-001312 - V-15714 - SV-16653r2_rule
RMF Control
SI-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001312
Version
WINER-000003
Vuln IDs
  • V-15714
Rule IDs
  • SV-16653r2_rule
Maintaining an audit trail of system activity logs can help identify configuration errors, troubleshoot service disruptions, and analyze compromises that have occurred, as well as detect attacks. This setting ensures that Error Reporting events will be saved in the system event log.System AdministratorECSC-1
Checks: C-58123r1_chk

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\ Value Name: LoggingDisabled Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15606r2_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Error Reporting -> "Disable logging" to "Disabled".

b
The system must be configured to generate error reports.
SI-11 - Medium - CCI-001312 - V-15715 - SV-16654r3_rule
RMF Control
SI-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001312
Version
WINER-000002
Vuln IDs
  • V-15715
Rule IDs
  • SV-16654r3_rule
Enabling Windows Error Reporting generates information useful to system administrators and forensics analysts for diagnosing system problems and investigating intrusions. If Windows Error Reporting is turned off, valuable system diagnostic and vulnerability information may be lost.System AdministratorECSC-1
Checks: C-58129r1_chk

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\ Value Name: Disabled Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-62491r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Error Reporting -> "Disable Windows Error Reporting" to "Disabled".

b
The system must be configured to allow a local or DOD-wide collector to request additional error reporting diagnostic data to be sent.
SI-11 - Medium - CCI-001312 - V-15717 - SV-16656r2_rule
RMF Control
SI-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001312
Version
WINER-000004
Vuln IDs
  • V-15717
Rule IDs
  • SV-16656r2_rule
Sending additional error reporting data provides valuable system diagnostic and vulnerability information that would otherwise not be generated nor collected. This setting controls whether additional data in support of error reports can be sent to a local or DOD-wide reporting site.System AdministratorECSC-1
Checks: C-58141r1_chk

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\ Value Name: DontSendAdditionalData Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-62503r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Error Reporting -> "Do not send additional data" to "Disabled".

a
Windows Explorer – Heap Termination
SC-5 - Low - CCI-002385 - V-15718 - SV-16657r2_rule
RMF Control
SC-5
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-002385
Version
5.239
Vuln IDs
  • V-15718
Rule IDs
  • SV-16657r2_rule
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
Checks: C-15406r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\ Value Name: NoHeapTerminationOnCorruption Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15610r2_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer “Turn off heap termination on corruption” to “Disabled”.

a
Users must be notified if the logon server was inaccessible and cached credentials were used.
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-15719 - SV-16658r3_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.244
Vuln IDs
  • V-15719
Rule IDs
  • SV-16658r3_rule
Notifying a user whether cached credentials were used may make them aware of connection issues.System Administrator
Checks: C-59065r1_chk

If the system is not a member of a domain, this is NA. If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: ReportControllerMissing Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-63555r1_fix

If the system is not a member of a domain, this is NA. Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Logon Options -> "Report when logon server was not available during user logon" to "Enabled".

a
Windows Mail – Communities
CM-7 - Low - CCI-000381 - V-15720 - SV-16659r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.245
Vuln IDs
  • V-15720
Rule IDs
  • SV-16659r2_rule
This check verifies that Windows Mail will not check newsgroups for Communities support.System AdministratorECSC-1
Checks: C-15408r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Mail\ Value Name: DisableCommunities Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15612r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Mail “Turn off the communities features” to “Enabled”

b
Windows Mail – Disable Application
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15721 - SV-16660r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.246
Vuln IDs
  • V-15721
Rule IDs
  • SV-16660r2_rule
This check verifies that Windows Mail will be disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
Checks: C-15409r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Mail\ Value Name: ManualLaunchAllowed Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-15613r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Mail “Turn off Windows Mail application” to “Enabled”

b
Media DRM – Internet Access
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15722 - SV-16661r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.247
Vuln IDs
  • V-15722
Rule IDs
  • SV-16661r1_rule
This check verifies that Windows Media Digital Rights Management will be prevented from accessing the internet.System Administrator
Checks: C-15410r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\WMDRM\ Value Name: DisableOnline Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15614r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Media Digital Rights Management “Prevent Windows Media DRM Internet Access” to “Enabled”.

b
Meeting Space
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-15723 - SV-16662r2_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.249
Vuln IDs
  • V-15723
Rule IDs
  • SV-16662r2_rule
This check verifies that Windows Meeting Space is disabled.System AdministratorECSC-1
Checks: C-15411r1_chk

Vista - If the following registry value doesn’t exist or its value is not set to “1”, then this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Collaboration\ Value Name: TurnOffWindowsCollaboration Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15615r1_fix

Vista - Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Meeting Space “Turn off Windows Meeting Space” to “Enabled”

b
Unsigned gadgets must not be installed.
CM-11 - Medium - CCI-001812 - V-15724 - SV-16663r3_rule
RMF Control
CM-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001812
Version
5.250
Vuln IDs
  • V-15724
Rule IDs
  • SV-16663r3_rule
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
Checks: C-57975r2_chk

If Windows Sidebar has been disabled, this is NA. Verify the following registry value to determine if Windows Sidebar has been disabled: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Windows\Sidebar\ Value Name: TurnOffSidebar Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 If Windows Sidebar has not been disabled and the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Windows\Sidebar\ Value Name: TurnOffUnsignedGadgets Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-62299r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Sidebar -> "Disable unpacking and installation of gadgets that are not digitally signed" to "Enabled". To turn off Windows Sidebar completely, configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Sidebar -> "Turn off Windows Sidebar" to "Enabled".

b
The More Gadgets link must be disabled.
CM-11 - Medium - CCI-001812 - V-15725 - SV-16664r3_rule
RMF Control
CM-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001812
Version
5.251
Vuln IDs
  • V-15725
Rule IDs
  • SV-16664r3_rule
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
Checks: C-57977r2_chk

If Windows Sidebar has been disabled, this is NA. Verify the following registry value to determine if Windows Sidebar has been disabled: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Windows\Sidebar\ Value Name: TurnOffSidebar Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 If Windows Sidebar has not been disabled and the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Windows\Sidebar\ Value Name: OverrideMoreGadgetsLink Type: REG_SZ Value: about:blank

Fix: F-62301r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Sidebar -> "Override the More Gadgets Link" to "Enabled" with "about:blank" entered in the "Override Gadget Location". To turn off Windows Sidebar completely, configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Sidebar -> "Turn off Windows Sidebar" to "Enabled".

b
User-installed gadgets must be turned off.
CM-11 - Medium - CCI-001812 - V-15726 - SV-16665r3_rule
RMF Control
CM-11
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-001812
Version
5.252
Vuln IDs
  • V-15726
Rule IDs
  • SV-16665r3_rule
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
Checks: C-57979r2_chk

If Windows Sidebar has been disabled, this is NA. Verify the following registry value to determine if Windows Sidebar has been disabled: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Windows\Sidebar\ Value Name: TurnOffSidebar Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 If Windows Sidebar has not been disabled and the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Windows\Sidebar\ Value Name: TurnOffUserInstalledGadgets Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-62303r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Sidebar -> "Turn Off User Installed Windows Sidebar Gadgets" to "Enabled". To turn off Windows Sidebar completely, configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Sidebar -> "Turn off Windows Sidebar" to "Enabled".

b
User Network Sharing
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-15727 - SV-16666r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
5.253
Vuln IDs
  • V-15727
Rule IDs
  • SV-16666r1_rule
This check verifies that users are prevented from sharing files.System Administrator
Checks: C-15415r1_chk

Note: This setting is in HKEY_CURRENT_USER, not HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ Value Name: NoInPlaceSharing Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-15619r1_fix

Note: This setting is under USER Configuration not COMPUTER Configuration Configure the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Network Sharing “Prevent users from sharing files within their profile” to “Enabled”.

b
Remove Software Certificate Installation Files
CM-6 - Medium - CCI-000366 - V-15823 - SV-29464r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
2.021
Vuln IDs
  • V-15823
Rule IDs
  • SV-29464r1_rule
This check verifies that software certificate installation files have been removed from a system.trueHKSystem Administrator
Checks: C-16140r1_chk

Search all drives for *.p12 and *.pfx files. If any files with these extensions exist, then this is a finding. Documentable Explanation: This does not apply to server-based applications that have a requirement for .p12 certificate files (e.g., Oracle Wallet Manager). Some applications create files with extensions of .p12 that are NOT certificate installation files. Removal from systems of non-certificate installation files are not required. These should be documented with the IAO.

Fix: F-15775r1_fix

Remove any certificate installation files found on a system. Note: This does not apply to server-based applications that have a requirement for .p12 certificate files (e.g., Oracle Wallet Manager)

b
Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program is disabled.
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-16020 - SV-16976r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.254
Vuln IDs
  • V-16020
Rule IDs
  • SV-16976r1_rule
This check verifies that the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program is disabled so information is not passed to the vendor.System Administrator
Checks: C-16743r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_Local_Machine Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows Value Name: CEIPEnable Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Fix: F-16061r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication Settings -> “Turn off Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program” to “Enabled”.

b
Help Experience Improvement Program is disabled.
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-16021 - SV-16977r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.255
Vuln IDs
  • V-16021
Rule IDs
  • SV-16977r1_rule
This check verifies that the Windows Help Experience Improvement Program is disabled to prevent information from being passed to the vendor.System Administrator
Checks: C-16744r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_Current_User Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Assistance\Client\1.0 Value Name: NoImplicitFeedback Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-16062r1_fix

Configure the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication Settings -> “Turn off Help Experience Improvement Program” to “Enabled”.

b
Built-in Admin Account Status
IA-2 - Medium - CCI-000764 - V-16047 - SV-17029r1_rule
RMF Control
IA-2
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000764
Version
4.039
Vuln IDs
  • V-16047
Rule IDs
  • SV-17029r1_rule
This check verifies that Windows Vista is configured to disable the built-in administrator account which provides no accountability.System Administrator
Checks: C-17016r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “Accounts: Administrator account status” is not set to "Disabled”, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-16131r1_fix

Configure the system to disable the built-in administrator account.

b
Disable Help Ratings feed back.
CM-7 - Medium - CCI-000381 - V-16048 - SV-17030r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
Medium
CCI
CCI-000381
Version
5.256
Vuln IDs
  • V-16048
Rule IDs
  • SV-17030r1_rule
This check verifies that the users cannot provide ratings feedback to Microsoft for Help content System Administrator
Checks: C-17017r1_chk

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_Current_User Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Assistance\Client\1.0 Value Name: NoExplicitFeedback Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1

Fix: F-16132r1_fix

Configure the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication Settings -> “Turn off Help Ratings” to “Enabled”.

a
Secure Removable Media – CD-ROM
CM-6 - Low - CCI-000366 - V-17373 - SV-29466r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-6
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000366
Version
3.004
Vuln IDs
  • V-17373
Rule IDs
  • SV-29466r1_rule
This check verifies that Windows is configured to not limit access to CD drives when a user is logged on locally per the FDCC.System Administrator
Checks: C-18082r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “Devices: Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on user only” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Value Name: AllocateCDRoms Value Type: REG_SZ Value: 0

Fix: F-27980r1_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> “Devices: Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on user only” to “Disabled”.

a
User Account Control – Executable Elevation
SC-3 - Low - CCI-001084 - V-17374 - SV-18428r2_rule
RMF Control
SC-3
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-001084
Version
3.141
Vuln IDs
  • V-17374
Rule IDs
  • SV-18428r2_rule
This check verifies that elevation of application in UAC is not restricted to signed and validated applications per the FDCC.System AdministratorECSC-1
Checks: C-18083r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “User Account Control: Only elevate executables that are signed and validated” is not set to “Disabled”, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-17280r1_fix

Configure the setting for “User Account Control: Only elevate executables that are signed and validated” to “Disabled”.

c
Disallow AutoPlay/Autorun from Autorun.inf
CM-7 - High - CCI-001764 - V-17900 - SV-29584r1_rule
RMF Control
CM-7
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-001764
Version
2.022
Vuln IDs
  • V-17900
Rule IDs
  • SV-29584r1_rule
This registry key will prevent the autorun.inf from executing commands.System Administrator
Checks: C-20130r2_chk

In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Subkey: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\Autorun.inf Value Name: (Default) Type: REG_Sz Value: @SYS:DoesNotExist If the above listed registry value does not exist, then this is a finding.

Fix: F-18240r1_fix

Add the registry value as specified in the manual check.

c
Unapproved Users have access to Debug programs.
AC-6 - High - CCI-002235 - V-18010 - SV-29588r1_rule
RMF Control
AC-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-002235
Version
4.005
Vuln IDs
  • V-18010
Rule IDs
  • SV-29588r1_rule
This is a Category 1 finding as it provides access to the kernel with complete access to sensitive and critical operating system components.trueSystem AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
Checks: C-20665r1_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; User Rights Assignment. If any user accounts, or groups, (to include administrators) are granted the “Debug programs” right, then this is a finding. If Administrators require this right for troubleshooting or application issues, it should be assigned on a temporary basis as needed. Documentable Explanation: Some applications may require this right to function such as the Windows 2003 Cluster service account. Any exception needs to be documented with the IAO. Acceptable forms of documentation include vendor published documents and application owner confirmation.

Fix: F-18585r1_fix

Configure the system to remove any accounts from the "Debug programs" user right.

c
Standard user accounts must only have Read permissions to the Winlogon registry key.
AC-6 - High - CCI-002235 - V-26070 - SV-33307r2_rule
RMF Control
AC-6
Severity
High
CCI
CCI-002235
Version
2.023
Vuln IDs
  • V-26070
Rule IDs
  • SV-33307r2_rule
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
Checks: C-66317r1_chk

Run "Regedit". Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Review the permissions. If the default permissions listed below have been changed, this is a finding. Users - Read Administrators - Full Control SYSTEM - Full Control CREATOR OWNER - Special (Special = Full Control - Subkeys only)

Fix: F-71705r1_fix

Maintain the default permissions of the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Users - Read Administrators - Full Control SYSTEM - Full Control CREATOR OWNER - Special (Special = Full Control - Subkeys only)

a
The Windows dialog box title for the legal banner must be configured.
AC-8 - Low - CCI-000048 - V-26359 - SV-34590r2_rule
RMF Control
AC-8
Severity
Low
CCI
CCI-000048
Version
3.014
Vuln IDs
  • V-26359
Rule IDs
  • SV-34590r2_rule
Failure to display the logon banner prior to a logon attempt will negate legal proceedings resulting from unauthorized access to system resources.System Administrator
Checks: C-40786r3_chk

Analyze the system using the Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in. Expand the Security Configuration and Analysis tree view. Navigate to Local Policies -&gt; Security Options. If the value for “Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on” is not set to “DoD Notice and Consent Banner”, “US Department of Defense Warning Statement”, or a site defined equivalent, this is a finding. If a site defined title is used, it can in no case contravene or modify the language of the banner text required in V-1089. Automated tools may only search for the titles defined above. If a site defined title is used, a manual review will be required. The policy referenced configures the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ Value Name: LegalNoticeCaption Value Type: REG_SZ Value: See message title above

Fix: F-36225r2_fix

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options “Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on” to “DoD Notice and Consent Banner”, “US Department of Defense Warning Statement”, or a site defined equivalent. If a site defined title is used, it can in no case contravene or modify the language of the banner text required in V-1089.

b
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.