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Exchange application directory must be protected from unauthorized access.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-234787 EX13-CA-000115 SV-234787r617302_rule Medium
Default product installations may provide more generous access permissions than are necessary to run the application. By examining and tailoring access permissions to more closely provide the least amount of privilege possible, attack vectors that align with user permissions are less likely to access more highly secured areas.
Microsoft Exchange 2013 Client Access Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-12-16


Check Text ( C-37973r617300_chk )
Review the Email Domain Security Plan (EDSP).

Determine the authorized groups and users that have access to the Exchange application directories.

Verify the access permissions on the directory match the access permissions listed in the EDSP.

If any group or user has different access permissions than those listed in the EDSP, this is a finding.

Note: The default installation directory is \Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15.
Fix Text (F-37936r617301_fix)
Update the EDSP.

Remove or modify the group or user access permissions.