STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Microsoft Windows 2008 Server Domain Name System Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 7 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The Windows DNS primary server must only send zone transfers to a specific list of secondary name servers.

DISA Rule

SV-83197r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-58637

Group Title

SRG-APP-000001-DNS-000001

Rule Version

WDNS-IA-000004

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Log on to the DNS server using the Domain Admin or Enterprise Admin account.

Press Windows Key + R, execute dnsmgmt.msc.

On the opened DNS Manager snap-in from the left pane, expand the server name and then expand Forward Lookup Zones.

From the expanded list, click to select the zone.

From the displayed context menu, click the “Properties” option.

On the opened zone's properties box, go to the “Zone Transfers” tab.

On the displayed interface, select the "Allow zone transfers" check box.

Select the "Only to servers listed on the Name Servers tab" radio button OR select the "Only to the following servers" radio button.

Click on “Apply”.

Click on “OK”.

Check Contents

If the DNS server only hosts AD-integrated zones and there are not any non-AD-integrated DNS servers acting as secondary DNS servers for the zones, this check is not applicable.

For a non-AD-integrated DNS server:

Log on to the DNS server using an Administrator account.

Press Windows Key + R, execute dnsmgmt.msc.

On the opened DNS Manager snap-in from the left pane, expand the server name for the DNS server, and then expand Forward Lookup Zones.

From the expanded list, click to select, and then right-click the zone name.

From the displayed context menu, click the “Properties” option.

On the opened zone's properties box, go to the “Zone Transfers” tab.

On the displayed interface, verify if the "Allow zone transfers" check box is selected.

If the "Allow zone transfers" check box is not selected, this is not a finding.

If the "Allow zone transfers" check box is selected, verify that either the "Only to servers listed on the Name Servers tab" radio button is selected or the "Only to the following servers" radio button is selected.

If the "To any server" radio button is selected, this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-58637

Documentable

False

Rule Version

WDNS-IA-000004

Severity Override Guidance

If the DNS server only hosts AD-integrated zones and there are not any non-AD-integrated DNS servers acting as secondary DNS servers for the zones, this check is not applicable.

For a non-AD-integrated DNS server:

Log on to the DNS server using an Administrator account.

Press Windows Key + R, execute dnsmgmt.msc.

On the opened DNS Manager snap-in from the left pane, expand the server name for the DNS server, and then expand Forward Lookup Zones.

From the expanded list, click to select, and then right-click the zone name.

From the displayed context menu, click the “Properties” option.

On the opened zone's properties box, go to the “Zone Transfers” tab.

On the displayed interface, verify if the "Allow zone transfers" check box is selected.

If the "Allow zone transfers" check box is not selected, this is not a finding.

If the "Allow zone transfers" check box is selected, verify that either the "Only to servers listed on the Name Servers tab" radio button is selected or the "Only to the following servers" radio button is selected.

If the "To any server" radio button is selected, this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2773

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