STIGQter STIGQter: STIG Summary: Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Security Technical Implementation Guide Version: 1 Release: 18 Benchmark Date: 25 Oct 2019: Enabling outdated ActiveX controls for Internet Explorer must be blocked.

DISA Rule

SV-87397r2_rule

Vulnerability Number

V-72759

Group Title

DTBI1110-IE11-Enabling outdated ActiveX controls for Internet Explorer must be blocked.

Rule Version

DTBI1110-IE11

Severity

CAT II

CCI(s)

Weight

10

Fix Recommendation

In the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Internet Explorer >> Security Features >> Add-on Management, set "Turn off blocking of outdated ActiveX controls for Internet Explorer" to "Disabled".

Check Contents

In the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Internet Explorer >> Security Features >> Add-on Management, verify "Turn off blocking of outdated ActiveX controls for Internet Explorer" is set to “Disabled”.

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

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext

If the value "VersionCheckEnabled" is REG_DWORD = 1, this is not a finding.

Vulnerability Number

V-72759

Documentable

False

Rule Version

DTBI1110-IE11

Severity Override Guidance

In the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Internet Explorer >> Security Features >> Add-on Management, verify "Turn off blocking of outdated ActiveX controls for Internet Explorer" is set to “Disabled”.

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

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext

If the value "VersionCheckEnabled" is REG_DWORD = 1, this is not a finding.

Check Content Reference

M

Target Key

2589

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