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V-44749

Plugins requiring authorization must ask for user permission.

Finding ID
DTBC-0014
Rule ID
SV-57583r2_rule
Severity
Cat I
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBC0014 - Plugins requiring authorization
CCI
CCI-001687
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Policy allows Google Chrome to run plugins that require authorization. If you enable this setting, plugins that are not outdated will always run. If this setting is disabled or not set, users will be not be asked for permission to run plugins that require authorization. These are plugins that can compromise security.

Fix Text

Windows group policy: 1. Open the group policy editor tool with gpedit.msc 2. Navigate to Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\ Policy Name: Always runs plugins that require authorization Policy State: Disabled Policy Value: N/A

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Universal method: 1. In the omnibox (address bar) type chrome://policy 2. If AlwaysAuthorizePlugins is not displayed under the Policy Name column or it is not set to false under the Policy Value column, then this is a finding. Windows method: 1. Start regedit 2. Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\ 3. If the AlwaysAuthorizePlugins value name does not exist or its value data is not set to 0, then this is a finding.