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CCE-44499-2
"Deny access to this computer from the network" This policy setting prohibits users from connecting to a computer from across the network, which would allow users to access and potentially modify data remotely. In high security environments, there should be no need for remote users to access data o ...

CCE-46230-9
"Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (if client agrees)" This policy setting determines if the server side SMB service is able to sign SMB packets if it is requested to do so by a client that attempts to establish a connection. If no signing request comes from the client, a conn ...

CCE-44597-3
"System objects: Strengthen default permissions of internal system objects (e.g. Symbolic Links)" This policy setting determines the strength of the default discretionary access control list (DACL) for objects. The setting helps secure objects that can be located and shared among processes and its ...

CCE-46219-2
"Audit Policy: DS Access: Directory Service Access" This subcategory reports when an AD DS object is accessed. Only objects with SACLs cause audit events to be generated, and only when they are accessed in a manner that matches their SACL. These events are similar to the directory service access ev ...

CCE-46136-8
"Microsoft network client: Send unencrypted password to third-party SMB servers" Disable this policy setting to prevent the SMB redirector from sending plaintext passwords during authentication to third-party SMB servers that do not support password encryption. Microsoft recommends that you disable ...

CCE-44520-5
"System objects: Require case insensitivity for non-Windows subsystems" This policy setting determines whether case insensitivity is enforced for all subsystems. The Microsoft Win32 * subsystem is case insensitive. However, the kernel supports case sensitivity for other subsystems, such as the Port ...

CCE-47000-5
"User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account" This policy setting controls the behavior of Admin Approval Mode for the built-in Administrator account. The options are: - Enabled: The built-in Administrator account uses Admin Approval Mode. By default, any oper ...

CCE-47225-8
"Always install with elevated privileges" Directs Windows Installer to use system permissions when it installs any program on the system. This setting extends elevated privileges to all programs. These privileges are usually reserved for programs that have been assigned to the user (offered on the ...

CCE-45279-7
"MSS: (EnableICMPRedirect) Allow ICMP redirects to override OSPF generated routes" MSS: (EnableICMPRedirect) Allow ICMP redirects to override OSPF generated routes Vulnerability: This behavior is expected. The problem is that the 10 minute time-out period for the ICMP redirect-plumbed routes ...

CCE-46911-4
"User Account Control: Allow UIAccess applications to prompt for elevation without using the secure desktop" This policy setting controls whether User Interface Accessibility (UIAccess or UIA) programs can automatically disable the secure desktop for elevation prompts used by a standard user. - En ...

CCE-47157-3
"User Account Control: Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations" This policy setting controls whether application write failures are redirected to defined registry and file system locations. This policy setting mitigates applications that run as administrator and write run- ...

CCE-45283-9
"MSS: (NoNameReleaseOnDemand) Allow the computer to ignore NetBIOS name release requests except from WINS servers" MSS: (NoNameReleaseOnDemand) Allow the computer to ignore NetBIOS name release requests except from WINS servers Vulnerability: The NetBT protocol is designed not to use authenti ...

CCE-46148-3
"Interactive logon: Smart card removal behavior" This policy setting determines what happens when the smart card for a logged-on user is removed from the smart card reader. Vulnerability: Users sometimes forget to lock their workstations when they are away from them, allowing the possibility ...

CCE-44703-7
"Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services" This policy setting determines which users or groups have the right to log on as a Terminal Services client. Remote desktop users require this user right. If your organization uses Remote Assistance as part of its help desk strategy, create a group and ...

CCE-46993-2
"Allow user control over installs" This policy setting permits users to change installation options that typically are available only to system administrators. If you enable this policy setting, some of the security features of Windows Installer are bypassed. It permits installations to complete t ...

CCE-46518-7
"Audit Policy: System: Other System Events" This subcategory reports on other system events. Events for this subcategory include: - 5024 : The Windows Firewall Service has started successfully. - 5025 : The Windows Firewall Service has been stopped. - 5027 : The Windows Firewall Service was un ...

CCE-46160-8
"Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) servers" This policy setting determines which behaviors are allowed for applications using the NTLM Security Support Provider (SSP). The SSP Interface (SSPI) is used by applications that need authentication servic ...

CCE-47296-9
"Network security: Allow LocalSystem NULL session fallback" Allow NTLM to fall back to NULL session when used with LocalSystem. The default is TRUE up to Windows Vista and FALSE in Windows 7. Vulnerability: NULL sessions are less secure because by definition they are unauthenticated. Count ...

CCE-46018-8
"Domain member: Disable machine account password changes" This policy setting determines whether a domain member can periodically change its computer account password. If you enable this policy setting, the domain member will be prevented from changing its computer account password. If you disable ...

CCE-46228-3
"Domain controller: LDAP server signing requirements" This policy setting determines whether the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server requires LDAP clients to negotiate data signing. Vulnerability: Unsigned network traffic is susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks. In such at ...

CCE-46334-9
"Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (if server agrees)" This policy setting determines whether the SMB client will attempt to negotiate SMB packet signing. The implementation of digital signing in Windows -based networks helps to prevent sessions from being hijacked. If you ena ...

CCE-44804-3
"Impersonate a client after authentication" The policy setting allows programs that run on behalf of a user to impersonate that user (or another specified account) so that they can act on behalf of the user. If this user right is required for this kind of impersonation, an unauthorized user will no ...

CCE-46005-5
"Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only" This policy setting determines whether local accounts that are not password protected can be used to log on from locations other than the physical computer console. If you enable this policy setting, local accounts that ha ...

CCE-46406-5
"Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings (Windows Vista or later) to override audit policy category settings" This policy setting allows administrators to enable the more precise auditing capabilities present in Windows Vista. The Audit Policy settings available in Windows Server 2003 Activ ...

CCE-47129-2
"Network security: LDAP client signing requirements" This policy setting determines the level of data signing that is requested on behalf of clients that issue LDAP BIND requests, as follows: - None. The LDAP BIND request is issued with the caller-specified options. - Negotiate signing. If Transpor ...

CCE-45486-8
"Access this computer from the network" This policy setting determines which users can connect to the computer from the network. This capability is required by a number of network protocols, including Server Message Block (SMB)-based protocols, NetBIOS, Common Internet File System (CIFS), and Compo ...

CCE-46482-6
"Audit Policy: System: IPsec Driver" This subcategory reports on the activities of the Internet Protocol security (IPsec) driver. Events for this subcategory include: - 4960: IPsec dropped an inbound packet that failed an integrity check. If this problem persists, it could indicate a network issue ...

CCE-47284-5
"User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode" This policy setting controls the behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators. The options are: - Elevate without prompting: Allows privileged accounts to perform an operation that requires e ...

CCE-46701-9
"Audit Policy: DS Access: Directory Service Changes" This subcategory reports changes to objects in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). The types of changes that are reported are create, modify, move, and undelete operations that are performed on an object. DS Change auditing, where appropria ...

CCE-44650-0
"Force shutdown from a remote system" This policy setting allows users to shut down Windows Vista -based computers from remote locations on the network. Anyone who has been assigned this user right can cause a denial of service (DoS) condition, which would make the computer unavailable to service u ...

CCE-46108-7
"Deny log on locally" This security setting determines which users are prevented from logging on at the computer. This policy setting supersedes the Allow log on locally policy setting if an account is subject to both policies.Important:If you apply this security policy to the Everyone group, no on ...

CCE-45958-6
"Domain member: Require strong (Windows 2000 or later) session key" When this policy setting is enabled, a secure channel can only be established with domain controllers that are capable of encrypting secure channel data with a strong (128-bit) session key. To enable this policy setting, all domain ...

CCE-45973-5
"Audit Policy: Account Management: Other Account Management Events" This subcategory reports other account management events. Events for this subcategory include: - 4782: The password hash an account was accessed. - 4793: The Password Policy Checking API was called. Refer to the Microsoft Knowled ...

CCE-44828-2
"Create symbolic links" This policy setting determines which users can create symbolic links. In Windows Vista, existing NTFS file system objects, such as files and folders, can be accessed by referring to a new kind of file system object called a symbolic link. A symbolic link is a pointer (much l ...

CCE-47038-5
"Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always)" This policy setting determines if the server side SMB service is required to perform SMB packet signing. Enable this policy setting in a mixed environment to prevent downstream clients from using the workstation as a network server. ...

CCE-45276-3
"MSS: (DisableIPSourceRouting) IP source routing protection level (protects against packet spoofing)" MSS: (DisableIPSourceRouting) IP source routing protection level (protects against packet spoofing) Vulnerability: An attacker could use source routed packets to obscure their identity and lo ...

CCE-47309-0
"Password must meet complexity requirements" This policy setting checks all new passwords to ensure that they meet basic requirements for strong passwords. When this policy is enabled, passwords must meet the following minimum requirements: - Not contain the user's account name or parts of the user ...

CCE-46023-8
"Audit Policy: System: System Integrity" This subcategory reports on violations of integrity of the security subsystem. Events for this subcategory include: - 4612 : Internal resources allocated for the queuing of audit messages have been exhausted, leading to the loss of some audits. - 4615 : I ...

CCE-46305-9
"Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts" This policy setting controls the ability of anonymous users to enumerate the accounts in the Security Accounts Manager (SAM). If you enable this policy setting, users with anonymous connections cannot enumerate domain account user ...

CCE-46483-4
"Audit Policy: Logon-Logoff: Account Lockout" This subcategory reports when a user's account is locked out as a result of too many failed logon attempts. Events for this subcategory include: - 4625: An account failed to log on. Refer to the Microsoft Knowledgebase article 'Description of security ...

CCE-46912-2
"User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation" This policy setting controls the behavior of application installation detection for the computer. The options are: - Enabled: (Default for home) When an application installation package is detected that requires ele ...

CCE-47154-0
"User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode" This policy setting controls the behavior of all User Account Control (UAC) policy settings for the computer. If you change this policy setting, you must restart your computer. The options are: - Enabled: (Default) Admin Approv ...

CCE-44732-6
"Audit Policy: Account Logon: Credential Validation" This subcategory reports the results of validation tests on credentials submitted for a user account logon request. These events occur on the computer that is authoritative for the credentials. For domain accounts, the domain controller is author ...

CCE-44793-8
"Password protect the screen saver" If the Password protect the screen saver setting is enabled, then all screen savers are password protected, if it is disabled then password protection cannot be set on any screen saver. Vulnerability: If a user forgets to lock their computer when they walk ...

CCE-46491-7
"Audit Policy: Logon-Logoff: Logoff" This subcategory reports when a user logs off from the system. These events occur on the accessed computer. For interactive logons, the generation of these events occurs on the computer that is logged on to. If a network logon takes place to access a share, thes ...

CCE-45743-2
"Always prompt for password upon connection" This policy setting specifies whether Terminal Services always prompts the client computer for a password upon connection. You can use this policy setting to enforce a password prompt for users who log on to Terminal Services, even if they already provid ...

CCE-46565-8
"Network security: LAN Manager authentication level" LAN Manager (LM) is a family of early Microsoft client/server software that allows users to link personal computers together on a single network. Network capabilities include transparent file and print sharing, user security features, and network ...

CCE-47214-2
"User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users" This policy setting controls the behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users. The options are: - Prompt for credentials: When an operation requires elevation of privilege, the user is prompted to enter an administ ...

CCE-45608-7
"Minimum password age" This policy setting determines the number of days that you must use a password before you can change it. The range of values for this policy setting is between 1 and 999 days. (You may also set the value to 0 to allow immediate password changes.) The default value for this se ...

CCE-46651-6
"Specify the maximum log file size (KB) (System Log)" This policy setting specifies the maximum size of the log file in kilobytes. If you enable this policy setting, you can configure the maximum log file size to be between 1 megabyte (1024 kilobytes) and 2 terabytes (2147483647 kilobytes) in kilo ...

CCE-44479-4
"Enforce password history" This policy setting determines the number of renewed, unique passwords that have to be associated with a user account before you can reuse an old password. The value for this policy setting must be between 0 and 24 passwords. The default value for Windows Vista is 0 passw ...

CCE-45275-5
"MSS: (DisableIPSourceRouting IPv6) IP source routing protection level (protects against packet spoofing)" MSS: (DisableIPSourceRouting IPv6) IP source routing protection level (protects against packet spoofing) Vulnerability: An attacker could use source routed packets to obscure their ident ...

CCE-46031-1
"Network security: Do not store LAN Manager hash value on next password change" This policy setting determines whether the LAN Manager (LM) hash value for the new password is stored when the password is changed. The LM hash is relatively weak and prone to attack compared to the cryptographically st ...

CCE-46760-5
"Set the default behavior for AutoRun" This policy setting sets the default behavior for Autorun commands. Autorun commands are generally stored in autorun.inf files. They often launch the installation program or other routines. Prior to Windows Vista, when media containing an ...

CCE-45876-0
"Turn off Data Execution Prevention for Explorer" Disabling data execution prevention can allow certain legacy plug-in applications to function without terminating Explorer. Vulnerability: Data Execution Prevention is an important security feature supported by Explorer that helps to limit the ...

CCE-46306-7
"Audit Policy: Policy Change: Authorization Policy Change" This subcategory reports changes in authorization policy including permissions (DACL) changes. Events for this subcategory include: - 4704: A user right was assigned. - 4705: A user right was removed. - 4706: A new trust was created to ...

CCE-45968-5
"Audit Policy: System: Security State Change" This subcategory reports changes in security state of the system, such as when the security subsystem starts and stops. Events for this subcategory include: - 4608: Windows is starting up. - 4609: Windows is shutting down. - 4616: The system time w ...

CCE-46703-5
"Audit Policy: Logon-Logoff: Special Logon" This subcategory reports when a special logon is used. A special logon is a logon that has administrator-equivalent privileges and can be used to elevate a process to a higher level. Events for this subcategory include: - 4964 : Special groups have been ...

CCE-44494-3
"Specify the maximum log file size (KB) (Application Log)" This policy setting specifies the maximum size of the log file in kilobytes. If you enable this policy setting, you can configure the maximum log file size to be between 1 megabyte (1024 kilobytes) and 2 terabytes (2147483647 kilobytes) in ...

CCE-46768-8
"Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit" Windows notices inactivity of a logon session, and if the amount of inactive time exceeds the inactivity limit, then the screen saver will run, locking the session. Vulnerability: If a user forgets to lock their computer when they walk away it is ...

CCE-46412-3
"Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users" This policy setting determines what additional permissions are assigned for anonymous connections to the computer. If you enable this policy setting, anonymous Windows users are allowed to perform certain activities, such as enumer ...

CCE-46496-6
"Audit Policy: Policy Change: Authentication Policy Change" This subcategory reports changes in authentication policy. Events for this subcategory include: - 4706: A new trust was created to a domain. - 4707: A trust to a domain was removed. - 4713: Kerberos policy was changed. - 4716: Truste ...

CCE-47111-0
"Audit Policy: System: Security System Extension" This subcategory reports the loading of extension code such as authentication packages by the security subsystem. Events for this subcategory include: - 4610: An authentication package has been loaded by the Local Security Authority. - 4611: A tr ...

CCE-44698-9
"Enable screen saver" This policy setting allows you to manage whether or not screen savers run. If the Screen Saver setting is disabled screen savers do not run and the screen saver section of the Screen Saver tab in Display in Control Panel is disabled. If this setting is enabled a screen saver w ...

CCE-46970-0
"Turn off Autoplay" Autoplay starts to read from a drive as soon as you insert media in the drive, which causes the setup file for programs or audio media to start immediately. An attacker could use this feature to launch a program to damage the computer or data on the computer. You can enable the ...

CCE-46552-6
"Audit Policy: Account Management: User Account Management" This subcategory reports each event of user account management, such as when a user account is created, changed, or deleted; a user account is renamed, disabled, or enabled; or a password is set or changed. If you enable this Audit policy ...

CCE-46702-7
"Audit Policy: Account Management: Security Group Management" This subcategory reports each event of security group management, such as when a security group is created, changed, or deleted or when a member is added to or removed from a security group. If you enable this Audit policy setting, admin ...

CCE-46914-8
"Minimum password length" This policy setting determines the least number of characters that make up a password for a user account. There are many different theories about how to determine the best password length for an organization, but perhaps "pass phrase" is a better term than " ...

CCE-44526-2
"Specify the maximum log file size (KB) (Security Log)" This policy setting specifies the maximum size of the log file in kilobytes. If you enable this policy setting, you can configure the maximum log file size to be between 1 megabyte (1024 kilobytes) and 2 terabytes (2147483647 kilobytes) in ki ...

CCE-47152-4
"Account lockout duration" This policy setting determines the length of time that must pass before a locked account is unlocked and a user can try to log on again. The setting does this by specifying the number of minutes a locked out account will remain unavailable. If the value for this policy se ...

CCE-44861-3
"Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) clients" This policy setting determines which behaviors are allowed for applications using the NTLM Security Support Provider (SSP). The SSP Interface (SSPI) is used by applications that need authentication servic ...

CCE-46135-0
"Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (always)" This policy setting determines whether packet signing is required by the SMB client component. If you enable this policy setting, the Microsoft network client computer cannot communicate with a Microsoft network server unless that s ...

CCE-44496-8
"Require secure RPC communication" Specifies whether a Remote Desktop Session Host server requires secure RPC communication with all clients or allows unsecured communication. You can use this setting to strengthen the security of RPC communication with clients by allowing only authenticated and e ...

CCE-44911-6
"Network access: Restrict anonymous access to Named Pipes and Shares" When enabled, this policy setting restricts anonymous access to only those shares and pipes that are named in the Network access: Named pipes that can be accessed anonymously and Network access: Shares that can be accessed anonym ...

CCE-46440-4
"Domain member: Digitally sign secure channel data (when possible)" This policy setting determines whether a domain member should attempt to negotiate whether all secure channel traffic that it initiates must be digitally signed. Digital signatures protect the traffic from being modified by anyone ...

CCE-45966-9
"Audit Policy: Policy Change: Audit Policy Change" This subcategory reports changes in audit policy including SACL changes. Events for this subcategory include: - 4715: The audit policy (SACL) on an object was changed. - 4719: System audit policy was changed. - 4902: The Per-user audit policy ...

CCE-45905-7
"Audit Policy: Account Management: Computer Account Management" This subcategory reports each event of computer account management, such as when a computer account is created, changed, deleted, renamed, disabled, or enabled. Events for this subcategory include: - 4741: A computer account was creat ...

CCE-45981-8
"Audit Policy: Privilege Use: Sensitive Privilege Use" This subcategory reports when a user account or service uses a sensitive privilege. A sensitive privilege includes the following user rights: Act as part of the operating system, Back up files and directories, Create a token object, Debug prog ...

CCE-46177-2
"Audit Policy: Detailed Tracking: Process Creation" This subcategory reports the creation of a process and the name of the program or user that created it. Note: These events now get audited earlier than in previous versions of Windows. The creation of smss.exe and other early processes is now au ...

CCE-46913-0
"User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations" This policy setting controls whether applications that request to run with a User Interface Accessibility (UIAccess) integrity level must reside in a secure location in the file system. Secure location ...

CCE-47193-8
"Set client connection encryption level" This policy setting specifies whether the computer that is about to host the remote connection will enforce an encryption level for all data sent between it and the client computer for the remote session. Vulnerability: If Terminal Server client connec ...

CCE-45977-6
"Audit Policy: Logon-Logoff: Logon" This subcategory reports when a user attempts to log on to the system. These events occur on the accessed computer. For interactive logons, the generation of these events occurs on the computer that is logged on to. If a network logon takes place to access a shar ...

CCE-47272-0
"Reset account lockout counter after" This policy setting determines the length of time before the Account lockout threshold resets to zero. The default value for this policy setting is Not Defined. If the Account lockout threshold is defined, this reset time must be less than or equal to the value ...

CPE    1
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2016
*XCCDF
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_HIPAA_45CFR_164_Windows_Server_2016
OVAL    83
oval:org.secpod.oval:def:40246
oval:org.secpod.oval:def:40248
oval:org.secpod.oval:def:40251
oval:org.secpod.oval:def:40256
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