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CCE-9395-5

Platform: win7Date: (C)2012-05-18   (M)2017-09-27



The 'User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation' 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: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation (2) Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\PromptOnSecureDesktop

References:

Resource IdReference
Old v4 CCE IDCCE-230
Microsoft Security Compliance Management Toolkit for Windows 7, Version 1.0: "Windows 7 Security Baseline Settings.xlsm" spreadsheetWorksheet: Computer Policy Settings; Row: 134
Microsoft Security Compliance Management Toolkit for Windows 7, Version 1.0: "Windows 7 Security Baseline.xml"Setting Index #164: This setting helps to prevent malicious use of the elevation prompt. The Windows Vista secure desktop can only run SYSTEM processes, which generally eliminates messages from malicious software.
USGCB Beta 2010-08-31 XCCDF (USGCB-Windows-7-x86_xccdf.xml)Rule 'user_account_control_switch_to_the_secure_desktop_when_prompting_for_elevation'
USGCB Beta 2010-08-31 OVAL (USGCB-Windows-7-x86_oval.xml)Definition 'oval:gov.nist.usgcb.windowsseven:def:120'
SCAP Repo OVAL Definitionoval:gov.nist.usgcb.windowsseven:def:120
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:120
XCCDF    10
xccdf_nist_benchmark_Windows_7
xccdf_gov.nist_benchmark_USGCB-Windows-7
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_cip_std_ver3_Windows_7
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_ISO27001_Windows_7
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