Microsoft Windows SMB Registry : Winlogon Cached Password Weakness
Info Nessus Plugin ID 11457
SynopsisUser credentials are stored in memory.
DescriptionThe registry key 'HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ Winlogon\CachedLogonsCount' is not 0. Using a value greater than 0 for the CachedLogonsCount key indicates that the remote Windows host locally caches the passwords of the users when they login, in order to continue to allow the users to login in the case of the failure of the primary domain controller (PDC).
Cached logon credentials could be accessed by an attacker and subjected to brute force attacks.
SolutionConsult Microsoft documentation and best practices.