STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Microsoft Exchange 2016 Edge Transport Server Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 4 Benchmark Date: 24 Jan 2020: The Exchange Internet Receive connector connections count must be set to default.

DISA Rule

SV-95251r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-80541

Group Title

SRG-APP-000247

Rule Version

EX16-ED-000310

Severity

CAT III

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Update the EDSP to reflect the Maximum Inbound connections value.

Open the Exchange Management Shell and enter the following command:

Set-ReceiveConnector -Identity <'IdentityName'> -MaxInboundConnection 5000

Note: The <IdentityName> value must be in single quotes.

or

The value as identified by the EDSP that has obtained a signoff with risk acceptance.

Repeat the procedure for each receive connector.

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Review the Email Domain Security Plan (EDSP).

Determine the Maximum Inbound connections value.

Open the Exchange Management Shell and enter the following command:

Get-ReceiveConnector | Select Name, Identity, MaxInboundConnection

Identify Internet-facing connectors.

For each receive connector, if the value of "MaxInboundConnection" is not set to "5000", this is a finding.

or

If "MaxInboundConnection" is set to a value other than "5000" or is set to unlimited and has signoff and risk acceptance in the EDSP, this is not a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-80541

Documentable

False

Rule Version

EX16-ED-000310

Severity Override Guidance

Review the Email Domain Security Plan (EDSP).

Determine the Maximum Inbound connections value.

Open the Exchange Management Shell and enter the following command:

Get-ReceiveConnector | Select Name, Identity, MaxInboundConnection

Identify Internet-facing connectors.

For each receive connector, if the value of "MaxInboundConnection" is not set to "5000", this is a finding.

or

If "MaxInboundConnection" is set to a value other than "5000" or is set to unlimited and has signoff and risk acceptance in the EDSP, this is not a finding.

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Target Key

3353

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