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CCE-2657-5

Platform: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xpDate: (C)2012-03-13   (M)2023-07-04



This policy setting allows users to configure the system-wide environment variables that affect hardware configuration. This information is typically stored in the Last Known Good Configuration. Modification of these values and could lead to a hardware failure that would result in a denial of service condition. Countermeasure: Ensure that only the local Administrators group is assigned the Modify firmware environment values user right. Potential Impact: None. This is the default configuration.


Parameter:

[list_of_users_followed_by_comma]


Technical Mechanism:

(1) GPO: Computer Configuration\\Windows Settings\\Security Settings\\Local Policies\\User Rights Assignment\\Modify firmware environment values (2) REG: ### (3) WMI: root\\rsop\\computer#RSOP_UserPrivilegeRight#AccountList#UserRight='SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege' and precedence=1

CCSS Severity:CCSS Metrics:
CCSS Score : 5.5Attack Vector: LOCAL
Exploit Score: 1.8Attack Complexity: LOW
Impact Score: 3.6Privileges Required: LOW
Severity: MEDIUMUser Interaction: NONE
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:HScope: UNCHANGED
 Confidentiality: NONE
 Integrity: NONE
 Availability: HIGH
  

References:
Resource IdReference
SCAP Repo OVAL Definitionoval:gov.nist.usgcb.xp:def:188
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 CM-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


OVAL    1
oval:gov.nist.usgcb.xp:def:188
XCCDF    4
xccdf_gov.nist_benchmark_USGCB-Windows-XP
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_hipaa_windows_xp
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_nist_windows_xp
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_nerc_cip_Windows_XP
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