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V-57233

The operating system must prevent all software from executing at higher privilege levels than users executing the software.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000326-GPOS-00126
Rule ID
SV-71493r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000326-GPOS-00126
CCI
CCI-002233
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

In certain situations, software applications/programs need to execute with elevated privileges to perform required functions. However, if the privileges required for execution are at a higher level than the privileges assigned to organizational users invoking such applications/programs, those users are indirectly provided with greater privileges than assigned by the organizations. Some programs and processes are required to operate at a higher privilege level and therefore should be excluded from the organization-defined software list after review.

Fix Text

Configure the operating system to prevent all software from executing at higher privilege levels than users executing the software.

Check Content

Verify that the operating system prevents all software from executing at higher privilege levels than users executing the software. If it does not, this is a finding.