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Adobe Reader DC must disable Service Upgrades.

Finding ID
ARDC-CN-000120
Rule ID
SV-79445r1_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000141
CCI
CCI-000381
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

By default, Adobe online services are tightly integrated into Adobe Reader DC. Disabling Service Upgrades disables both updates to the product's web-plugin components as well as all services without exception, including any online sign-in screen.

Fix Text

Configure the following registry value: Note: The Key Name "cServices" is not created by default in the Adobe Reader DC install and must be created. Registry Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Registry Path: \Software\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\FeatureLockDown\cServices Value Name: bUpdater Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0

Check Content

Verify the following registry configuration: Note: The Key Name "cServices" is not created by default in the Adobe Reader DC install and must be created. Utilizing the Registry Editor, navigate to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\FeatureLockDown\cServices Value Name: bUpdater Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0 If the value for bUpdater is not set to “0” and Type configured to REG_DWORD or does not exist, then this is a finding.