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V-80117

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic access to unknown websites must be restricted.

Finding ID
AADC-CL-000280
Rule ID
SV-94821r1_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000141
CCI
CCI-000381
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Acrobat provides the ability for the user to store a list of websites with an associated behavior of allow, ask, or block. Websites that are not in this list are unknown. PDF files can contain URLs that will initiate connections to unknown websites in order to share or get information. That access must be restricted.

Fix Text

Configure the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\2015\FeatureLockDown\cDefaultLaunchURLPerms\ Value Name: iUnknownURLPerms Type: REG_DWORD Value: 3 Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic > Preferences > Trust Manager > 'Access to unknown websites' to 'Enabled' and select 'Block access' in the drop down box. This policy setting requires the installation of the AcrobatProDCClassic custom templates included with the STIG package. "AcrobatProDCClassic.admx" and "AcrobatProDCClassic.adml" must be copied to the \Windows\PolicyDefinitions and \Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US directories respectively.

Check Content

Verify the following registry configuration: Utilizing the Registry Editor, navigate to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\2015\FeatureLockDown\cDefaultLaunchURLPerms\ Value Name: iUnknownURLPerms Type: REG_DWORD Value: 3 If the value for iUnknownURLPerms is not set to "3" and Type is not configured to REG_DWORD or does not exist, this is a finding. GUI path: Edit > Preferences > Trust Manager > In the 'Internet Access from PDF Files outside the web browser' section > Select 'Change Settings' option > In the 'PDF Files may connect to web sites to share or get information' section, if 'Block PDF files access to all web sites' is selected and greyed out (locked), then this is not a finding. If 'Custom setting' is checked, then in the 'Default behavior for web sites that are not in the above list' section, verify the radio button 'Block access' is checked and greyed out (locked) . If the box is not checked nor greyed out, this is a finding. Admin Template path: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic > Preferences > Trust Manager > 'Access to unknown websites' must be set to 'Enabled' and 'Block access' selected in the drop down box. This policy setting requires the installation of the AcrobatProDCClassic custom templates included with the STIG package. "AcrobatProDCClassic.admx" and "AcrobatProDCClassic.adml" must be copied to the \Windows\PolicyDefinitions and \Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US directories respectively.