The Smart Card removal option must be configured to Force Logoff or Lock Workstation.

From Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Domain Controller Security Technical Implementation Guide

Part of Smart Card Removal Option

Associated with: CCI-000366

SV-52867r2_rule The Smart Card removal option must be configured to Force Logoff or Lock Workstation.

Vulnerability discussion

Unattended systems are susceptible to unauthorized use and must be locked. Configuring a system to lock when a smart card is removed will ensure the system is inaccessible when unattended.

Check content

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Value Name: SCRemoveOption Value Type: REG_SZ Value: 1 (Lock Workstation) or 2 (Force Logoff) If configuring this on servers causes issues such as terminating users' remote sessions and the site has a policy in place that any other sessions on the servers such as administrative console logons, are manually locked or logged off when unattended or not in use, this would be acceptable. This must be documented with the ISSO.

Fix text

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options -> "Interactive logon: Smart card removal behavior" to "Lock Workstation" or "Force Logoff".

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