Object Access Event: 4670

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Object Access » Object Access Event: 4670

Event ID 4670 – Permissions On An Object Were Changed

Event ID 4670
Category Object Access: File System; Registry; Authentication Policy Change; Authorization Policy Change
Type Success Audit
Description Permissions on an object have been changed.

The changing of permissions for an objects generates event 4670. This object could be of any type, such as, file system, registry, ot security token object. This event is generated only if the SACL remains unchanged, and certain ACEs are set in the SACL.

This log data provides the following information:

  • Security ID
  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
  • Logon ID
  • Object Server
  • Object Type
  • Object Name
  • Handle ID
  • Process ID
  • Process Name
  • Original Security Descriptor
  • New Security Descriptor

Why does event ID 4670 need to be monitored?

  • To monitor the events caused by a particular process
  • To monitor modifications in critical registry objects
  • To detect abnormal and potentially malicious activity
  • To ensure compliance with regulatory mandates

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Event 4670 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2008 R2 and 7
  • Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
  • Windows 2016 and 10