17.9.2 Ensure 'Audit Other System Events' is set to 'Success and Failure'

Information

This subcategory reports on other system events. Events for this subcategory include:

5024 : The Windows Firewall Service has started successfully.

5025 : The Windows Firewall Service has been stopped.

5027 : The Windows Firewall Service was unable to retrieve the security policy from the local storage. The service will continue enforcing the current policy.

5028 : The Windows Firewall Service was unable to parse the new security policy. The service will continue with currently enforced policy.

5029: The Windows Firewall Service failed to initialize the driver. The service will continue to enforce the current policy.

5030: The Windows Firewall Service failed to start.

5032: Windows Firewall was unable to notify the user that it blocked an application from accepting incoming connections on the network.

5033 : The Windows Firewall Driver has started successfully.

5034 : The Windows Firewall Driver has been stopped.

5035 : The Windows Firewall Driver failed to start.

5037 : The Windows Firewall Driver detected critical runtime error. Terminating.

5058: Key file operation.

5059: Key migration operation.

The recommended state for this setting is: Success and Failure.

Rationale:

Capturing these audit events may be useful for identifying when the Windows Firewall is not performing as expected.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Success and Failure:

Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Advanced Audit Policy Configuration\Audit Policies\System\Audit Other System Events

Impact:

If no audit settings are configured, or if audit settings are too lax on the computers in your organization, security incidents might not be detected or not enough evidence will be available for network forensic analysis after security incidents occur. However, if audit settings are too severe, critically important entries in the Security log may be obscured by all of the meaningless entries and computer performance and the available amount of data storage may be seriously affected. Companies that operate in certain regulated industries may have legal obligations to log certain events or activities.

Default Value:

Success and Failure.

References:

CCE-38030-3

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/2696