STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Windows 2008 Member Server Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 6 Release: 43 Benchmark Date: 26 Jul 2019: Windows Messenger (MSN Messenger, .NET messenger) is run at system startup.

DISA Rule

SV-29244r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-3349

Group Title

Windows Messenger - Do Not Start Automatically

Rule Version

5.018

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Messenger “Do Not Automatically Start Windows Messenger Initially” to “Enabled”.

Check Contents

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or its value is not set to 1, then this is a finding:

Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\Client\
Value Name: PreventAutoRun
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

Documentable Explanation: If the site has a requirement for Windows Messaging and meets the conditions of the Instant Messaging STIG this needs to be documented with the IAO.

Vulnerability Number

V-3349

Documentable

True

Rule Version

5.018

Severity Override Guidance

If the following registry value doesn’t exist or its value is not set to 1, then this is a finding:

Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Subkey: \Software\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\Client\
Value Name: PreventAutoRun
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

Documentable Explanation: If the site has a requirement for Windows Messaging and meets the conditions of the Instant Messaging STIG this needs to be documented with the IAO.

Check Content Reference

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Responsibility

Information Assurance Officer

Target Key

1340

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