Adobe Reader DC must disable the ability to elevate (trusts) certified documents as a Privileged Location.
Privileged Locations allow the user to selectively trust files, folders, and hosts to bypass some security restrictions, such as enhanced security and protected view. By default, the user can create privileged locations through the GUI. Disabling certified documents disables and locks the end user's ability to elevate certified documents as a privileged location.
Configure the following registry value: Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\2015\FeatureLockDown Value Name: bEnableCertificateBasedTrust Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0
Verify the following registry configuration: Utilizing the Registry Editor, navigate to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\2015\FeatureLockDown Value Name: bEnableCertificateBasedTrust Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0 If the value for bEnableCertificateBasedTrust is not set to “0” and Type configured to REG_DWORD or does not exist, then this is a finding.