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SMB Registry : missing winreg

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains if the winreg key is present

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

Everyone can access the remote registry.

Description :

The registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurePipeServers\Winreg
is missing.

This key permits you to define what can be viewed in the registry by
non administrators.


Solution : install service pack 3 if not done already, and create
and create
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurePipeServers\Winreg\AllowedPaths
Under this key, create the value 'Machine' as a REG_MULTI_SZ and
put in it what you permit to be browsed remotely.

See also :

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winntas/maintain/mngntreg/admreg.asp

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID:

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

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