STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Microsoft Word 2013 STIG Version: 1 Release: 6 Benchmark Date: 27 Apr 2018: Files in unsafe locations must be opened in Protected View.

DISA Rule

SV-53579r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-26615

Group Title

DTOO288 - Files in unsafe locations

Rule Version

DTOO288

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Set the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Word 2013 -> Word Options -> Security -> Trust Center -> Protected View "Do not open files in unsafe locations in Protected View" to "Disabled".

Check Contents

Verify the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Word 2013 -> Word Options -> Security -> Trust Center -> Protected View "Do not open files in unsafe locations in Protected View" is set to "Disabled".

Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:

HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\word\security\protectedview

Criteria: If the value DisableUnsafeLocationsInPV is REG_DWORD = 0, this is not a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-26615

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTOO288

Severity Override Guidance

Verify the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Word 2013 -> Word Options -> Security -> Trust Center -> Protected View "Do not open files in unsafe locations in Protected View" is set to "Disabled".

Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:

HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\word\security\protectedview

Criteria: If the value DisableUnsafeLocationsInPV is REG_DWORD = 0, this is not a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Responsibility

Information Assurance Officer

Target Key

2487

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