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The Server Message Block (SMB) v1 protocol must be disabled on the SMB client.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-253288 WN11-00-000170 SV-253288r828948_rule Medium
SMBv1 is a legacy protocol that uses the MD5 algorithm as part of SMB. MD5 is known to be vulnerable to a number of attacks such as collision and preimage attacks as well as not being FIPS compliant. Disabling SMBv1 support may prevent access to file or print sharing resources with systems or devices that only support SMBv1. File shares and print services hosted on Windows Server 2003 are an example, however Windows Server 2003 is no longer a supported operating system. Some older network attached devices may only support SMBv1.
Microsoft Windows 11 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-29


Check Text ( C-56741r828946_chk )
Different methods are available to disable SMBv1 on Windows 11, if WN11-00-000160is configured, this is NA.

If the following registry value is not configured as specified, this is a finding:

Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mrxsmb10\

Value Name: Start

Value: 0x00000004 (4)
Fix Text (F-56691r828947_fix)
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> MS Security Guide >> "Configure SMBv1 client driver" to "Enabled" with "Disable driver (recommended)" selected for "Configure MrxSmb10 driver".

This policy setting requires the installation of the SecGuide custom templates included with the STIG package. "SecGuide.admx" and "SecGuide.adml" must be copied to the \Windows\PolicyDefinitions and \Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US directories, respectively.

The system must be restarted for the changes to take effect.