WN12-00-000170 - The Server Message Block (SMB) v1 protocol must be disabled on the SMB server.


SMBv1 is a legacy protocol that uses the MD5 algorithm as part of SMB. MD5 is known to be vulnerable to a number of attacks such as collision and preimage attacks as well as not being FIPS compliant.

Disabling SMBv1 support may prevent access to file or print sharing resources with systems or devices that only support SMBv1. File shares and print services hosted on Windows Server 2003 are an example, however Windows Server 2003 is no longer a supported operating system. Some older network attached devices may only support SMBv1.


Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> MS Security Guide >> 'Configure SMBv1 Server' to 'Disabled'.

The system must be restarted for the change to take effect.

This policy setting requires the installation of the SecGuide custom templates included with the STIG package. 'SecGuide.admx' and 'SecGuide.adml' must be copied to the \Windows\PolicyDefinitions and \Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US directories respectively.

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References: 800-53|CM-7a., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000381, Rule-ID|SV-226050r794701_rule, STIG-ID|WN12-00-000170, STIG-Legacy|SV-88193, STIG-Legacy|V-73519, Vuln-ID|V-226050

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 714b870c4fe712eec08bb6e2c684e4aa83c49d61e1eb53f52be8e16b4b640545