Microsoft Windows SMB LsaQueryInformationPolicy Function SID Enumeration

info Nessus Plugin ID 10859


It is possible to obtain the host SID for the remote host.


By emulating the call to LsaQueryInformationPolicy(), it was possible to obtain the host SID (Security Identifier).

The host SID can then be used to get the list of local users.


You can prevent anonymous lookups of the host SID by setting the 'RestrictAnonymous' registry setting to an appropriate value.

Refer to the 'See also' section for guidance.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 10859

File Name: smb_host2sid.nasl

Version: 1.45

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2/13/2002

Updated: 10/4/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Vulnerability Information

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