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CCE-8817-9

Platform: win7Date: (C)2012-05-18   (M)2018-05-14



The 'User Account Control: Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations' setting should be configured correctly.


Parameter: enabled/disabled


Technical Mechanism: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\User Account Control: Virtualize file and registry write failures to per-user locations (2) Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableVirtualization

References:

Resource IdReference
Old v4 CCE IDCCE-673
Microsoft Security Compliance Management Toolkit for Windows 7, Version 1.0: "Windows 7 Security Baseline Settings.xlsm" spreadsheetWorksheet: Computer Policy Settings; Row: 135
Microsoft Security Compliance Management Toolkit for Windows 7, Version 1.0: "Windows 7 Security Baseline.xml"Setting Index #165: This setting allows the user to create specific locations where the virtualization of file and registry write failures can be stored. This setting is specific to UAC compatibility. See the security guides for more information about this setting.
USGCB Beta 2010-08-31 XCCDF (USGCB-Windows-7-x86_xccdf.xml)Rule 'user_account_control_virtualize_file_and_registry_write_failures_to_per_user_locations'
USGCB Beta 2010-08-31 OVAL (USGCB-Windows-7-x86_oval.xml)Definition 'oval:gov.nist.usgcb.windowsseven:def:121'
SCAP Repo OVAL Definitionoval:gov.nist.usgcb.windowsseven:def:121
BITS Shared Assessments SIG v6.0BITS Shared Assessments SIG v6.0
Jericho ForumJericho Forum
HIPAA/HITECH ActHIPAA/HITECH Act
FedRAMP Security Controls(Final Release Jan 2012)--LOW IMPACT LEVEL--FedRAMP Security Controls(Final Release Jan 2012)--LOW IMPACT LEVEL--
ISO/IEC 27001-2005ISO/IEC 27001-2005
COBIT 4.1COBIT 4.1
GAPP (Aug 2009)GAPP (Aug 2009)
NERC CIPNERC CIP
NIST SP800-53 R3NIST SP800-53 R3 AC-3
NIST SP800-53 R3NIST SP800-53 R3 AC-6
PCIDSS v2.0PCIDSS v2.0
FedRAMP Security Controls(Final Release Jan 2012)--MODERATE IMPACT LEVEL--FedRAMP Security Controls(Final Release Jan 2012)--MODERATE IMPACT LEVEL--
BITS Shared Assessments AUP v5.0BITS Shared Assessments AUP v5.0


CPE    1
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_7
OVAL    1
oval:gov.nist.usgcb.windowsseven:def:121
XCCDF    11
xccdf_gov.nist_benchmark_USGCB-Windows-7
xccdf_nist_benchmark_Windows_7
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_cip_std_ver3_Windows_7
xccdf_hippa_benchmark_Windows_7
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