AC-6(10): Prohibit Non-privileged Users from Executing Privileged Functions
- NIST Special Publication 800-53 Revision 4:
- AC-6(10): Prohibit Non-Privileged Users From Executing Privileged Functions
Prevent non-privileged users from executing privileged functions.
Privileged functions include disabling, circumventing, or altering implemented security or privacy controls, establishing system accounts, performing system integrity checks, and administering cryptographic key management activities. Non-privileged users are individuals who do not possess appropriate authorizations. Privileged functions that require protection from non-privileged users include circumventing intrusion detection and prevention mechanisms or malicious code protection mechanisms. Preventing non-privileged users from executing privileged functions is enforced by AC-3.