Data Execution Prevention (Hardware) (Windows)

Module: Startup Files

Supported Platforms: Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check reports on the setting of data execution prevention. This check reports if DEP is set to prevent overrun attacks by stopping the execution of the code and reports if DEP set on drivers.

The following table lists the error messages for the check.

Table: Error messages for Data Execution Prevention (Hardware)

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information

String ID: ESM_DEPAVAILABLE

Category: System Information

  • Windows 2003 (205847)

  • Windows 2008 (248847)

  • Windows Vista (228847)

  • Windows XP (200847)

Title: DEP Available

Description:Data execution prevention to prevent buffer overrun attacks by stopping the execution of code on data-type memory pages has not been set.

Severity: red-4

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]

String ID: ESM_DEPDRIVERS

Category: System Information

  • Windows 2003 (205848)

  • Windows 2008 (248848)

  • Windows Vista (228848)

  • Windows XP (200848)

Title: DEP Drivers

Description:Data execution prevention feature is not set to work for drivers

Severity: red-4

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]

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