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V-80131

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Protected Mode must be enabled.

Finding ID
AADC-CL-001010
Rule ID
SV-94835r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000431
CCI
CCI-002530
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Protected Mode is a "sandbox" that is essentially a read-only mode. When enabled, Acrobat allows the execution environment of untrusted PDF's and the processes the PDF may invoke but also presumes all PDFs are potentially malicious and confines processing to a restricted sandbox.

Fix Text

Configure the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\2015\FeatureLockDown Value Name: bProtectedMode Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic > Preferences > 'Protected Mode' to 'Enabled'. 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: bProtectedMode Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1 If the value for bProtectedMode is not set to "1" 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 > 'Protected Mode' must be set to 'Enabled'. 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.