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ADBP-XI-001015

Adobe Acrobat Pro XI Protected View must be enabled.

Finding ID
ADBP-XI-001015
Rule ID
ADBP-XI-001015_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000431
CCI
CCI-002530
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Protected View is a “super-sandbox” that is essentially a read-only mode. When enabled, Acrobat strictly confines the execution environment of untrusted PDF's and the processes the PDF may invoke. Acrobat also assumes all PDFs are potentially malicious and confines processing to a restricted sandbox. When the PDF is opened, the user is presented with the option to trust the document. When the user chooses to trust the document, all features are enabled, this action assigns trust to the document and adds the document to the users’ list of Privileged Locations.

Fix Text

Configure the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\11.0\FeatureLockDown Value Name: iProtectedView Type: REG_DWORD Value: 2

Check Content

Verify the following registry configuration: Using the Registry Editor, navigate to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\11.0\FeatureLockDown Value Name: iProtectedView Type: REG_DWORD Value: 2 If the value for iProtectedView is not set to “2” and Type is not configured to REG_DWORD or does not exist, this is a finding.