APPNET0064 - .Net applications that invoke NetFx40_LegacySecurityPolicy must apply previous versions of .NET STIG guidance - machine


CAS policy is .NET runtime version-specific. In .NET Framework version 4, CAS policy is disabled by default however; it can be re-enabled by using the NetFx40_LegacySecurityPolicy setting on a per application basis. Caspol.exe is provided by Microsoft to set security policy on .Net applications prior to version 4.0. This requirement does not apply to the caspol.exe assembly or other assemblies provided with the Windows OS or the Windows Secure Host Baseline (SHB).

When invoking the NetFx40_LegacySecurityPolicy setting in .NET 4, earlier versions of the .NET Framework CAS policy will become active therefore previous .NET STIG guidance that applies to the reactivated versions must also be applied.

Failure to apply applicable versions of STIG guidance can result in the loss of system confidentiality, integrity or availability.

NOTE: Nessus has provided the target output to assist in reviewing the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Apply the .NET Framework Security Checklist for .Net versions 1 through 3.5 when utilizing the NetFx40_LegacySecurityPolicy setting.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-225232r615940_rule, STIG-ID|APPNET0064, STIG-Legacy|SV-40979, STIG-Legacy|V-30937, Vuln-ID|V-225232

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 5bddd37713215272059b10b93e6d48f12eba2534e45c58b0c4e8b4fc7536b6e2