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The system must be configured to audit Privilege Use - Sensitive Privilege Use successes.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-253329 WN11-AU-000115 SV-253329r829071_rule Medium
Maintaining an audit trail of system activity logs can help identify configuration errors, troubleshoot service disruptions, and analyze compromises that have occurred, as well as detect attacks. Audit logs are necessary to provide a trail of evidence in case the system or network is compromised. Collecting this data is essential for analyzing the security of information assets and detecting signs of suspicious and unexpected behavior. Sensitive Privilege Use records events related to use of sensitive privileges, such as "Act as part of the operating system" or "Debug programs".
Microsoft Windows 11 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-29


Check Text ( C-56782r829069_chk )
Security Option "Audit: Force audit policy subcategory settings to override audit policy category settings" must be set to "Enabled" (WN11-SO-000030) for the detailed auditing subcategories to be effective.

Use the AuditPol tool to review the current Audit Policy configuration:
Open a Command Prompt with elevated privileges ("Run as Administrator").
Enter "AuditPol /get /category:*".

Compare the AuditPol settings with the following. If the system does not audit the following, this is a finding:

Privilege Use >> Sensitive Privilege Use - Success
Fix Text (F-56732r829070_fix)
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Advanced Audit Policy Configuration >> System Audit Policies >> Privilege Use >> "Audit Sensitive Privilege Use" with "Success" selected.