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V-80133

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Protected View must be enabled.

Finding ID
AADC-CL-001015
Rule ID
SV-94837r1_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 user's list of Privileged Locations.

Fix Text

Configure the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\2015\FeatureLockDown Value Name: iProtectedView Type: REG_DWORD Value: 2 Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration > Administrative Template > Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic > Preferences > Security (Enhanced) > 'Protected View' to 'Enabled' and select 'All files' 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: Using the Registry Editor, navigate to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\2015\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. GUI path: Edit > Preferences > Security (Enhanced) > In the 'Protected View' section, verify the radio button for 'All files' is checked and greyed out (locked). If the button is not checked nor greyed out, this is a finding. Admin Template path: Computer Configuration > Administrative Template > Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic > Preferences > Security (Enhanced) > 'Protected View' must be set to 'Enabled' and 'All files' 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.