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Create a pagefile

ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:40225Date: (C)2017-04-25   (M)2017-11-21
Class: COMPLIANCEFamily: windows




This policy setting allows users to change the size of the pagefile. By making the pagefile extremely large or extremely small, an attacker could easily affect the performance of a compromised computer. When configuring a user right in the SCM enter a comma delimited list of accounts. Accounts can be either local or located in Active Directory, they can be groups, users, or computers. Vulnerability: Users who can change the page file size could make it extremely small or move the file to a highly fragmented storage volume, which could cause reduced computer performance. Counter Measure: Restrict the Create a page file user right to members of the Administrators group. Potential Impact: None. This is the default configuration. Fix: (1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Create a pagefile (2) REG: NO INFO

Platform:
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Reference:
CCE-44695-5
CPE    1
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2016:::x64
CCE    1
CCE-44695-5
XCCDF    3
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_general_Windows_Server_2016
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_NIST_800_171_R1_Windows_Server_2016
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_PCI_3_2_Windows_Server_2016

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