Microsoft Windows SMB Registry : SFCDisable Key Permission Weakness

High Nessus Plugin ID 10449


Local users have full privileges on the remote host.


The registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\WinLogon\SFCDisable has its value set to a value other than 0 or 4.

Any value other than 0 or 4 disables the Windows File Protection, which allows any user on the remote host to view / modify any file he wants.

This probably means that this host has been compromised.


Set the value of this key to 0. You should reinstall this host

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10449

File Name: smb_reg_sfcdisable.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.32 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2000/06/26

Modified: 2016/12/09

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/transport, SMB/name, SMB/login, SMB/password, SMB/registry_access