Vulnerability Details

Microsoft Windows: Set the default behavior for AutoRun

Published: 2018-05-22 10:07:44

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:N

Report Confidence:
97

Summary:
This test checks the setting for policy 'Set the default behavior for AutoRun' on Windows hosts (at least Windows 7). Autorun commands are generally stored in autorun.inf files. They often launch the installation program or other routines. Prior to Windows Vista, when media containing an autorun command is inserted, the system will automatically execute the program without user intervention. This creates a major security concern as code may be executed without users knowledge. The default behavior starting with Windows Vista is to prompt the user whether autorun command is to be run. The autorun command is represented as a handler in the Autoplay dialog.

Severity
Detection Plugin
CVSS Score
0.0
Published
2018-05-22
Modified
2018-08-07
Category
Policy

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