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V-80121

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic must be configured to block Flash Content.

Finding ID
AADC-CL-000290
Rule ID
SV-94825r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000141
CCI
CCI-000381
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Flash has a long history of vulnerabilities. Although Flash is no longer provided with Acrobat, if the system has Flash installed, a malicious PDF could execute code on the system. Configuring Flash to run from a privileged location limits the execution capability of untrusted Flash content that may be embedded in the PDF.

Fix Text

Configure the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\2015\FeatureLockDown Value Name: bEnableFlash Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0 Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic > Preferences > 'Enable Flash' to 'Disabled'. 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: Using the Registry Editor, navigate to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\2015\FeatureLockDown Value Name: bEnableFlash Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0 If the value for bEnableFlash is not set to "0" and Type is not configured to REG_DWORD or does not exist, this is a finding. Admin Template path: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic > Preferences > 'Enable Flash' must be set to 'Disabled'. 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.