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V-65769

Adobe Reader DC must block access to Unknown Websites.

Finding ID
ARDC-CL-000030
Rule ID
SV-80259r1_rule80259r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000112
CCI
CCI-001695
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Because Internet access is a potential security risk, clicking any unknown website link to the Internet poses a potential security risk. Malicious websites can transfer harmful content or silently gather data. Satisfies: SRG-APP-000112, SRG-APP-000206, SRG-APP-000207, SRG-APP-000209, SRG-APP-000210

Fix Text

Configure the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\2015\FeatureLockDown\cDefaultLaunchURLPerms Value Name: iUnknownURLPerms Type: REG_DWORD Value: 3 Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Adobe Reader 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 AcrobatDCClassic custom templates included with the STIG package. "AcrobatDCClassic.admx" and "AcrobatDCClassic.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\Acrobat Reader\2015\FeatureLockDown\cDefaultLaunchURLPerms Value Name: iUnknownURLPerms Type: REG_DWORD Value: 3 If the value for iUnknownURLPerms is not set to “3” and Type configured to REG_DWORD or does not exist, then 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 Reader 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 AcrobatDCClassic custom templates included with the STIG package. "AcrobatDCClassic.admx" and "AcrobatDCClassic.adml" must be copied to the \Windows\PolicyDefinitions and \Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US directories respectively.