2.2.27 (L1) Ensure 'Lock pages in memory' is set to 'No One'

Information

This policy setting allows a process to keep data in physical memory, which prevents the system from paging the data to virtual memory on disk. If this user right is assigned, significant degradation of system performance can occur.
The recommended state for this setting is: No One.

Rationale:
Users with the Lock pages in memory user right could assign physical memory to several processes, which could leave little or no RAM for other processes and result in a DoS condition.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to No One:
Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Lock pages in memory

Impact:
None - this is the default behavior.

Default Value:
No one.

References:
1. CCE-33807-9

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/2754

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AU-3, CSCv6|16, CSCv7|4.8

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 8427c71a29682a361543f611c80abd69e0a957403b187ae99f286795ff39f3c0