Domain Controller: Must require LDAP access signing

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Unsigned network traffic is susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks, where an intruder captures packets between the server and the client and modifies them before forwarding them to the client. In the case of an LDAP server, this means that an attacker could cause a client to make decisions based on false records from the LDAP directory. The risk of an attacker pulling this off can be decreased by implementing strong physical security measures to protect the network infrastructure. Furthermore, implementing Internet Protocol security (IPsec) authentication header mode (AH), which performs mutual authentication and packet integrity for Internet Protocol (IP) traffic, can make all types of man-in-the-middle attacks extremely difficult.

Remediation

To fix this configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "Domain controller: LDAP server signing requirements" to "Require signing".

STIG Server: 2019: https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/windows_server_2019/2020-06-15/finding/V-93545
2012R2: https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/microsoft_windows_server_20122012_r2_domain_controller/2021-10-18/finding/V-226331



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