STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Microsoft Excel 2016 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 2 Benchmark Date: 27 Oct 2017: Open/Save actions for Excel 2 macrosheets and add-in files must be blocked.

DISA Rule

SV-85597r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-70973

Group Title

SRG-APP-000207

Rule Version

DTOO113

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Set the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Excel 2016 -> Excel Options -> Security -> Trust Center -> File Block Settings "Excel 2 macrosheets and add-in files" to "Enabled: Open/Save blocked, use open policy".

Check Contents

Verify the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Excel 2016 -> Excel Options -> Security -> Trust Center -> File Block Settings "Excel 2 macrosheets and add-in files" is set to "Enabled: Open/Save blocked, use open policy".

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

HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\excel\security\fileblock

Criteria: If the value XL2Macros is REG_DWORD = 2, this is not a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-70973

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTOO113

Severity Override Guidance

Verify the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Excel 2016 -> Excel Options -> Security -> Trust Center -> File Block Settings "Excel 2 macrosheets and add-in files" is set to "Enabled: Open/Save blocked, use open policy".

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

HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\excel\security\fileblock

Criteria: If the value XL2Macros is REG_DWORD = 2, this is not a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3113

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