User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations
|ID: oval:gov.nist.usgcb.windowsseven:def:118||Date: (C)2012-04-13 (M)2017-10-26|
|Class: COMPLIANCE||Family: windows|
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 locations are limited to the following:
- ...\Program Files\, including subfolders
- ...\Program Files (x86)\, including subfolders for 64-bit versions of Windows
Note: Windows enforces a public key infrastructure (PKI) signature check on any interactive application that requests to run with a UIAccess integrity level regardless of the state of this security setting.
The options are:
* Enabled: (Default) If an application resides in a secure location in the file system, it runs only with UIAccess integrity.
* Disabled: An application runs with UIAccess integrity even if it does not reside in a secure location in the file system.
(1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\User Account Control: Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations
(2) REG: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System!EnableSecureUIAPaths
|Microsoft Windows 7|