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V-64933

Adobe Reader DC must block Flash Content.

Finding ID
ARDC-CN-000045
Rule ID
SV-79423r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000112
CCI
CCI-001695
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Flash content is commonly hosted on a web page, but it can also be embedded in PDF and other documents. Flash could be used to surreptitious install malware on the end-users computer. Flash Content restricts Adobe Reader DC not to play Flash content within a PDF. 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\DC\FeatureLockDown Value Name: bEnableFlash Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Check Content

Verify the following registry configuration: Utilizing the Registry Editor, navigate to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\FeatureLockDown Value Name: bEnableFlash Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0 If the value for bEnableFlash is not set to “0” and Type configured to REG_DWORD or does not exist, then this is a finding.