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CCE-46768-8

Platform: win2016Date: (C)2017-08-03   (M)2017-10-16



"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 possible that a passerby will hijack it. Counter Measure: Configure this policy setting to 900 seconds (15 minutes) so that the risk of a user's desktop session being hijacked by a passerby is reduced. Potential Impact: The screen saver will automatically activate when the computer has been unattended for the amount of time specified. The impact should be minimal since the screen saver is enabled by default.


Parameter: InactivityTimeoutSecs


Technical Mechanism: Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options (2) REG: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System!InactivityTimeoutSecs

References:

Resource IdReference
SCAP Repo OVAL Definitionoval:org.secpod.oval:def:40199


OVAL    1
oval:org.secpod.oval:def:40199
XCCDF    2
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_general_Windows_Server_2016
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_NIST_800_171_R1_Windows_Server_2016

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