Adjust memory quotas for a process
|ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:36558||Date: (C)2016-08-05 (M)2018-07-10|
|Class: COMPLIANCE||Family: windows|
This privilege determines who can change the maximum memory that can be consumed by a process.
This user right is defined in the Default Domain Controller Group Policy object (GPO) and in the local security policy of workstations and servers.
Note: This privilege is useful for system tuning, but it can be misused, for example, in a denial-of-service attack.
Restrict the Adjust memory quotas for a process user right to users who require it to perform their jobs, such as application administrators who maintain database management systems or domain administrators who manage the organization's directory and its supporting infrastructure.
Organizations that have not restricted users to roles with limited privileges will find it difficult to impose this countermeasure. Also, if you have installed optional components such as ASP.NET or IIS, you may need to assign the Adjust memory quotas for a process user right to additional accounts that are required by those components. IIS requires that this privilege be explicitly assigned to the IWAM_<ComputerName>, Network Service, and Service accounts. Otherwise, this countermeasure should have no impact on most computers. If this user right is necessary for a user account, it can be assigned to a local computer account instead of a domain account.
(1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Adjust memory quotas for a process
(2) REG: ###
(3) WMI: root\rsop\computer#RSOP_UserPrivilegeRight#AccountList#UserRight='SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege' and precedence=1
|Microsoft Windows 10|