ZwSetSecurityObject function

The ZwSetSecurityObject routine sets an object's security state.

Syntax

NTSYSAPI NTSTATUS ZwSetSecurityObject(
  HANDLE               Handle,
  SECURITY_INFORMATION SecurityInformation,
  PSECURITY_DESCRIPTOR SecurityDescriptor
);

Parameters

Handle

Handle for the object whose security state is to be set. This handle must have the access specified in the Meaning column of the table shown in the description of the SecurityInformation parameter.

SecurityInformation

SECURITY_INFORMATION value specifying the information to be set. Can be a combination of one or more of the following.

Value Meaning
DACL_SECURITY_INFORMATION Indicates the discretionary access control list (DACL) of the object is to be set. Requires WRITE_DAC access.
GROUP_SECURITY_INFORMATION Indicates the primary group identifier of the object is to be set. Requires WRITE_OWNER access.
OWNER_SECURITY_INFORMATION Indicates the owner identifier of the object is to be set. Requires WRITE_OWNER access.
SACL_SECURITY_INFORMATION Indicates the system ACL (SACL) of the object is to be set. Requires ACCESS_SYSTEM_SECURITY access.

SecurityDescriptor

Pointer to the security descriptor to be set for the object.

Return value

ZwSetSecurityObject returns STATUS_SUCCESS or an appropriate error status. Possible error status codes include the following:

Return code Description
STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
Handle does not have the required access rights.
STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION
SecurityDescriptor is a NULL pointer.
STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES
The object's security descriptor could not be captured.
STATUS_INVALID_ACL
The object's security descriptor contains an invalid ACL.
STATUS_INVALID_HANDLE
Handle is not a valid handle.
STATUS_INVALID_SECURITY_DESCR
SecurityDescriptor does not point to a valid security descriptor.
STATUS_INVALID_SID
The object's security descriptor contains an invalid SID.
STATUS_OBJECT_TYPE_MISMATCH
Handle is not a handle of the expected type.
STATUS_UNKNOWN_REVISION
The revision level of the object's security descriptor is unknown or is not supported.

Remarks

A security descriptor can be in absolute or self-relative form. In self-relative form, all members of the structure are located contiguously in memory. In absolute form, the structure only contains pointers to the members. For more information, see "Absolute and Self-Relative Security Descriptors" in the Security section of the Windows SDK documentation.

For more information about security and access control, see the documentation on these topics in the Windows SDK.

Minifilters should use FltSetSecurityObject instead of ZwSetSecurityObject.

Callers of ZwSetSecurityObject must be running at IRQL = PASSIVE_LEVEL and with special kernel APCs enabled.

Note  If the call to the ZwSetSecurityObject function occurs in user mode, you should use the name "NtSetSecurityObject" instead of "ZwSetSecurityObject".
 
For calls from kernel-mode drivers, the NtXxx and ZwXxx versions of a Windows Native System Services routine can behave differently in the way that they handle and interpret input parameters. For more information about the relationship between the NtXxx and ZwXxx versions of a routine, see Using Nt and Zw Versions of the Native System Services Routines.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Available starting with Windows XP.
Target Platform Universal
Header ntifs.h (include Ntifs.h)
Library NtosKrnl.lib
DLL NtosKrnl.exe
IRQL PASSIVE_LEVEL (see Remarks section)
DDI compliance rules PowerIrpDDis, HwStorPortProhibitedDDIs

See also

FltSetSecurityObject

SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR

SECURITY_INFORMATION

Using Nt and Zw Versions of the Native System Services Routines

ZwQuerySecurityObject