STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Microsoft Excel 2016 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 2 Benchmark Date: 27 Oct 2017: WEBSERVICE functions must be disabled.

DISA Rule

SV-85659r1_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-71035

Group Title

SRG-APP-000207

Rule Version

DTOO418

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

Set policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Excel 2016 -> Excel Options -> Security -> "WEBSERVICE Function Notification Settings" to "Disabled".

Check Contents

Verify the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Excel 2016 -> Excel Options -> Security -> "WEBSERVICE Function Notification Settings" is set to "Disabled". The option 'Enabled: Disable all with notification' is also an acceptable value.

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

HKCU\software\policies\Microsoft\office\16.0\excel\security

Criteria: If the value webservicefunctionwarnings does not exist, this is not a finding. If the registry key exists and is set to REG_DWORD = 1, this is also an acceptable value. If the value is REG_DWORD = 0 or 2, then this is a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-71035

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTOO418

Severity Override Guidance

Verify the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Excel 2016 -> Excel Options -> Security -> "WEBSERVICE Function Notification Settings" is set to "Disabled". The option 'Enabled: Disable all with notification' is also an acceptable value.

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

HKCU\software\policies\Microsoft\office\16.0\excel\security

Criteria: If the value webservicefunctionwarnings does not exist, this is not a finding. If the registry key exists and is set to REG_DWORD = 1, this is also an acceptable value. If the value is REG_DWORD = 0 or 2, then this is a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

3113

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