Verifying periodically the security of a certain system can tackle a variety of aspects and among them the permissions are of the utmost importance because through them it is decided which user can access one resource or another.
This kind of auditing can be quiet tedious and time consuming, unless some specialized tools are used. One of the simple applications that is dedicated to such tasks is the one going by the name of Somarsoft DumpSec.
Through a very plain interface, this utility will enable system administrators to quickly get a detailed report for the access rights on any computer they manage. The program is able to dump permissions for the file system, registry, printers and shares.
With the help of Somarsoft DumpSec it is also possible to view the details concerning a specific shared directory or for all the shared folders. This is very important because having write permissions enabled for such a directory could be a vulnerability.
Other types of reports that can be generated by this software solution relate to users and groups. More precisely, there are several ways in which this information can be presented: as column, as table or as table with names only (just for users).
Somarsoft DumpSec is also capable of dumping policies, user rights and services. For the latter category there are several options that can be set, so the report will include data about Win32 services and/or kernel drivers which are currently running or stopped.
As a tool for performing a security audit on any computer, Somarsoft DumpSec is fairly well equipped thanks to the many types of reports it is able to provide. Otherwise, the feature set is quite limited and the application is only suited for a rather basic job.