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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SMB Registry : Winlogon caches passwords

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the value of a remote key

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

User credentials are stored in memory.

Description :

The registry key
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\CachedLogonsCount
is non-null. It means that the remote host locally caches the passwords
of the users when they log in, in order to continue to permit the users
to log in in the case of the failure of the PDC.

Solution :

use regedt32 and set the value of this key to 0

Network Security Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:R/C:P/A:N/I:N/B:N)

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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