3.055 - The default permissions of Global system objects are not increased.


Windows system maintains a global list of shared system resources such as DOS device names, mutexes, and semaphores. Each type of object is created with a default DACL that specifies who can access the objects with what permissions. If this policy is enabled, the default DACL is stronger, allowing non-admin users to read shared objects, but not modify shared objects that they did not create.


Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> 'System Objects- Strengthen default permissions of internal system objects (e.g. Symbolic links)' to 'Enabled'.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-29222r1_rule, STIG-ID|3.055, Vuln-ID|V-1173

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 278e48b32853738d99a198ac9c930f65ff4728798b00d1a70c1f769cc0a5078b