Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Domain Controller STIG:
(in versions v3 r7 through v2 r14)
The Take ownership of files or other objects user right must only be assigned to the Administrators group. (Cat II impact)
Inappropriate granting of user rights can provide system, administrative, and other high-level capabilities. Accounts with the "Take ownership of files or other objects" user right can take ownership of objects and make changes.
Verify the effective setting in Local Group Policy Editor. Run "gpedit.msc". Navigate to Local Computer Policy >> Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> User Rights Assignment. If any accounts or groups other than the following are granted the "Take ownership of files or other objects" user right, this is a finding: Administrators If an application requires this user right, this would not be a finding. Vendor documentation must support the requirement for having the user right. The requirement must be documented with the ISSO. The application account must meet requirements for application account passwords, such as length (WN12-00-000010) and required frequency of changes (WN12-00-000011).
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> User Rights Assignment >> "Take ownership of files or other objects" to only include the following accounts or groups: Administrators
Rule ID: SV-226398r877392_rule
Vulnerability ID: V-226398
Group Title: SRG-OS-000324-GPOS-00125
The information system prevents non-privileged users from executing privileged functions to include disabling, circumventing, or altering implemented security safeguards/countermeasures.
Prohibit Non-Privileged Users From Executing Privileged Functions