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Internet Explorer 8 STIG

Version 1 Release 15
2014-10-24
U_Microsoft_IE8_V1R12_STIG_SCAP_1-0_Benchmark-xccdf.xml
The Internet Explorer 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) is published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. Registry paths and values identified in each control assume the use of Group Policy Administrative Templates. Installations not using Group Policies to administer Microsoft Browser products may observe alternate registry paths for stored configuration values.

Vulnerabilities (125)

Internet Explorer is not configured to require consistent security zone settings to all users.

Finding ID
DTBI320
Rule ID
SV-25182r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10096-6
Group Title
DTBI320 - Security zone machine settings
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This setting enforces consistent security zone settings to all users of the computer. Security zones control browser behavior at various web sites and it is desirable to maintain a consistent policy for all users of a machine.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer “Security Zones: Use only machine settings” will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings Criteria: Set the value Security_HKLM_only to REG_DWORD = 1.

Check Content

UseOnlyMachineSettings_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

Third Party Tools

HK

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer is configured to allow users to change policies.

Finding ID
DTBI319
Rule ID
SV-25181r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10037-0
Group Title
DTBI319 - Changing of policies
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This setting prevents users from changing the Internet Explorer policies on the machine. Policy changes should be made by administrators only, so this setting should be enabled.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer “Security Zones: Do not allow users to change policies” will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings Criteria: Set the value Security_options_edit to REG_DWORD = 1.

Check Content

DoNotAllowUsersChangePolicies_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

Third Party Tools

HK

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer is configured to allow users to add/delete sites.

Finding ID
DTBI318
Rule ID
SV-25180r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10394-5
Group Title
DTBI318 - Addition and deletion of sites
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This setting prevents users from adding sites to various security zones. Users should not be able to add sites to different zones, as this could allow them to bypass security controls of the system.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer “Security Zones: Do not allow users to add/delete sites” will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings Criteria: Set the value Security_zones_map_edit to REG_DWORD = 1.

Check Content

DoNotAllowUsersAddDeleteSites_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

Third Party Tools

HK

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer is not configured to disable making Proxy Settings Per Machine.

Finding ID
DTBI367
Rule ID
SV-25555r1_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
CCE-9870-7
Group Title
DTBI367 - Proxy settings
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This setting controls whether or not the Internet Explorer proxy settings are configured on a per-user or per-machine basis.

Fix Text

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer “Make proxy settings per-machine (rather than per user)” to “Disabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ Criteria: Set the value ProxySettingsPerUser to REG_DWORD = 1.

Check Content

MakeProxySettingsPerMachine_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

The Download signed ActiveX controls property is not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI022
Rule ID
SV-25613r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9917-6
Group Title
DTBI022 - Download signed ActiveX - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Active X controls can contain potentially malicious code and must only be allowed to be downloaded from trusted sites.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Download signed ActiveX controls" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria:Set the value 1001 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

DownloadSignedActiveXControls_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Download unsigned ActiveX controls property is not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI023
Rule ID
SV-25615r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10433-1
Group Title
DTBI023 - Download unsigned ActiveX - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Active X controls can contain potentially malicious code and must only be allowed to be downloaded from trusted sites and they must be digitally signed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Download unsigned ActiveX controls" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1004 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

DownloadUnsignedActiveXControls_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe property is not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI024
Rule ID
SV-25616r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10561-9
Group Title
DTBI024 - Initialize and script ActiveX - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

ActiveX controls that are not marked safe scripting should not be executed. Although this is not a complete security measure for a control to be marked safe for scripting, if a control is not marked safe, it should not be initialized and executed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: If the value 1201 is REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

InitializeScriptActiveXControlsNotMarkedAsSafe_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Font download control is not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI030
Rule ID
SV-25609r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10403-4
Group Title
DTBI030-Font download control - Internet Zone
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Download of fonts can sometimes contain malicious code.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Allow font downloads" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3. Criteria: Set the value 1604 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

AllowFontDownloads_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Java Permissions is not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI031
Rule ID
SV-25618r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10182-4
Group Title
DTBI031 - Java Permission - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Java must have levels of protection based upon the site being browsed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Java permissions" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable Java". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1C00 to REG_DWORD = 0 (Disabled = 0).

Check Content

JavaPermissions_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Access data sources across domains is not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI032
Rule ID
SV-25606r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10380-4
Group Title
DTBI032 - Data sources across domains - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Access to data sources across multiple domains must be controlled based upon the site being browsed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Access data sources across domains" will be set to "Enabled" and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1406 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

AccessDataSourcesAcrossDomains_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Allow Drag and drop or copy and paste files is not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI036
Rule ID
SV-25608r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10033-9
Group Title
DTBI036-Drag and drop or copy and paste-Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Drag and Drop or copy and paste files must have a level of protection based upon the site being accessed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Allow drag and drop or copy and paste files" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". If a value for this zone is present and not set to 3, change the registry key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1802 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disable= 3).

Check Content

AllowDragDropOrCopyPasteFiles_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

The Installation of desktop items is not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI037
Rule ID
SV-25610r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9790-7
Group Title
DTBI037-Installation of desktop items - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Installation of items must have a level of protection based upon the site being accessed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Allow installation of desktop items" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1800 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

AllowInstallationOfDesktopItems_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Launching programs and files in IFRAME are not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI038
Rule ID
SV-25619r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9821-0
Group Title
DTBI038 - Programs and files in IFRAME - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Launching of programs in IFRAME must have a level of protection based upon the site being accessed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Launching applications and files in an IFRAME" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1804 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

LaunchingApplicationsAndFilesInIFRAME_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Navigate windows and frames across different domains is not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI039
Rule ID
SV-25624r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9865-7
Group Title
DTBI039 - Navigating across domains - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Frames that navigate across different domains are a security concern, because the user may think they are accessing pages on one site while they are actually accessing pages on another site.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Navigate windows and frames across different domains" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1607 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

NavigateSubFramesAcrossDifferentDomains_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

The Userdata persistence is not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI042
Rule ID
SV-25626r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10200-4
Group Title
DTBI042-Userdata persistence - Internet Zone
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Userdata persistence must have a level of protection based upon the site being accessed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> “Userdata persistence” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1606 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

UserdataPersistence_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

The Allow paste operations via script is not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI044
Rule ID
SV-25607r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10002-4
Group Title
DTBI044 - Paste operations via script - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Allow paste operations via script must have a level of protection based upon the site being accessed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Allow cut, copy or paste operations from the clipboard via script" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1407 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

AllowCutCopyPasteOperationsFromClipboardViaScript_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

The user Authentication - Logon is not set properly for the Internet Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI046
Rule ID
SV-25622r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10472-9
Group Title
DTBI046-User Authentication-Logon - Internet Zone
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Care must be taken with user credentials and how automatic logons are performed and how default Windows credentials are passed to web sites.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Logon options" will be set to “Enabled” and "Prompt for user name and password". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1A00 to REG_DWORD = 65536 (decimal).

Check Content

LogonOptions_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

The Java Permissions is not set properly for the Local Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI061
Rule ID
SV-25627r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10566-8
Group Title
DTBI061 - Java Permission - Intranet Zone
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Java must have a level of protection based upon the site being browsed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Intranet Zone -> “Java permissions” will be set to “Enabled” and “High Safety”. Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\1 Criteria: Set the value 1C00 to REG_DWORD = 65536, (High Safety).

Check Content

JavaPermissions_IntranetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Java Permissions is not set properly for the Trusted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI091
Rule ID
SV-25647r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10696-3
Group Title
DTBI091- Java Permission - Trusted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Java must have a level of protection based upon the site being browsed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Trusted Sites Zone -> "Java permissions" will be set to “Enabled” and "High Safety". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2 Criteria: Set the value 1C00 to REG_DWORD = 65536, (High Safety).

Check Content

JavaPermissions_TrustedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Download signed ActiveX controls property is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI112
Rule ID
SV-25636r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10470-3
Group Title
DTBI112-Download signed ActiveX - Restricted Sites
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

ActiveX controls can contain potentially malicious code and must only be allowed to be downloaded from trusted sites.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Download signed ActiveX controls" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1001 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

DownloadSignedActiveXControls_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Download unsigned ActiveX controls property is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI113
Rule ID
SV-25637r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10461-2
Group Title
DTBI113 - Download unsigned ActiveX - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

ActiveX controls can contain potentially malicious code and must only be allowed to be downloaded from trusted sites and they must be digitally signed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Download unsigned ActiveX controls" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1004 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

DownloadUnsignedActiveXControls_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe property is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI114
Rule ID
SV-25638r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10347-3
Group Title
DTBI114 - Initialize and script ActiveX-Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

ActiveX controls that are not marked safe for scripting should not be executed. Although this is not a complete security measure for a control to be marked safe for scripting, if a control is not marked safe, it should not be initialized and executed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1201 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

InitializeScriptActiveXControlsNotMarkedAsSafe_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins property is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI115
Rule ID
SV-25643r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9792-3
Group Title
DTBI115 - ActiveX control and plugins - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

ActiveX controls that are not marked safe for scripting should not be executed. Although this is not a complete security measure for a control to be marked safe for scripting, if a control is not marked safe, it should not be initialized and executed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Run ActiveX controls and plugins" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1200 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

RunActiveXControlsAndPlugins_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting property is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI116
Rule ID
SV-25644r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10554-4
Group Title
DTBI116 - ActiveX control marked safe - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

ActiveX controls that are not marked safe for scripting should not be executed. Although this is not a complete security measure for a control to be marked safe for scripting, if a control is not marked safe, it should not be initialized and executed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1405 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

ScriptActiveXControlsMarkedSafeForScripting_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The File download control is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI119
Rule ID
SV-25632r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10466-1
Group Title
DTBI119-File download control - Restricted Sites
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Files should not be able to be downloaded from sites that are considered restricted.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Allow file downloads" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1803 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

AllowFileDownloads_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Font download control is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI120
Rule ID
SV-25633r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9982-0
Group Title
DTBI120-Font download control - Restricted Sites
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Download of fonts can sometimes contain malicious code. Files should not be downloaded from restricted sites.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> “Allow font downloads” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1604 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

AllowFontDownloads_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Access data sources across domains is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI122
Rule ID
SV-25628r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10525-4
Group Title
DTBI122-Access data sources - Restricted Sites
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The restricted zones is used for MS Outlook. This zone must be set properly to ensure Outlook is secured.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> “Access data sources across domains” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1406 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

AccessDataSourcesAcrossDomains_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Allow META REFRESH is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI123
Rule ID
SV-25635r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10664-1
Group Title
DTBI123 - META REFRESH - Restricted Sites
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Allow META REFRESH must have a level of protection based upon the site being browsed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> “Allow META REFRESH” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1608 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

AllowMETAREFRESH_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Drag and drop or copy and paste files is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI126
Rule ID
SV-25631r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9667-7
Group Title
DTBI126-Drag and drop or copy and paste-Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Drag and Drop of files must have a level of protection based upon the site being accessed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Allow drag and drop or copy and paste files" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1802 to REG_DWORD=3 (Disabled).

Check Content

AllowDragDropOrCopyPasteFiles_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

The Installation of desktop items is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI127
Rule ID
SV-25634r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10475-2
Group Title
DTBI127-Installation of desktop items - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Installation of items must have level of protection based upon the site being accessed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> “Allow installation of desktop items” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1800 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

AllowInstallationOfDesktopItems_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Launching programs and files in IFRAME is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI128
Rule ID
SV-25640r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10360-6
Group Title
DTBI128 - Programs and files in IFRAME-Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Launching of programs in IFRAME must have a level of protection based upon the site being accessed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Launching applications and files in an IFRAME" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1804 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

LaunchingApplicationsAndFilesInIFRAME_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Navigate windows and frames across different domains are not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI129
Rule ID
SV-25642r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10642-7
Group Title
DTBI129 - Navigating across domains - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Frames that navigate across different domains are a security concern, because users may think they are accessing pages on one site while they are actually accessing pages on another site.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Navigate windows and frames across different domains" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1607 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

NavigateSub-framesAcrossDifferentDomains_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

The Userdata persistence is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI132
Rule ID
SV-25646r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9760-0
Group Title
DTBI132-Userdata persistence - Restricted Sites
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

No persistence data should exist and be used in the Restricted Sites Zone.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> “Userdata persistence” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1606 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

UserdataPersistence_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

The Active scripting is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI133
Rule ID
SV-25629r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10393-7
Group Title
DTBI133-Active scripting - Restricted Sites
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Active scripting must have a level of protection based upon the site being accessed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> “Allow active scripting” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1400 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

AllowActiveScripting_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

The Allow paste operations via script is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI134
Rule ID
SV-25630r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10539-5
Group Title
DTBI134 - Paste operations via script - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The Allow paste operations via script must have a level of protection based upon the site being browsed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> “Allow cut, copy or paste operations from the clipboard via script” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1407 to REG_DWORD = 3 (Disabled = 3).

Check Content

AllowCutCopyPasteOperationsFromClipboardViaScript_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

The User Authentication – Logon is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI136
Rule ID
SV-25641r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10651-8
Group Title
DTBI136-User Authentication - Logon - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Care must be taken with user credentials and how automatic logons are performed and how default Windows credentials are passed to web sites.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Logon options" will be set to “Enabled” and "Anonymous logon". Change the registry key HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1A00 to REG_DWORD = 196608 (decimal).

Check Content

LogonOptions_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

The Java Permissions is not set properly for the Restricted Sites Zone.

Finding ID
DTBI121
Rule ID
SV-25639r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10620-3
Group Title
DTBI121 - Java Permission - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Java must have a level of protection based upon the site being browsed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Java permissions" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable Java". Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1C00 to REG_DWORD = 0 (Disabled = 0).

Check Content

JavaPermissions_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

Internet Explorer - Do not allow users to enable or disable add-ons.

Finding ID
DTBI697
Rule ID
SV-25817r1_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
CCE-17008-4
Group Title
DTBI697 - IE - Users enable or disable add-ons
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This check verifies that the system is configured to allow users to enable or disable add-ons through Add-On Manager in Internet Explorer.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer “Do Not Allow Users to enable or Disable Add-Ons” will be set to “Disabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions Criteria: Remove the value NoExtensionManagement or set to REG_DWORD = 0 (decimal).

Check Content

DoNotAllowUsersEnableDisableAddOns_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Automatic configuration of Internet Explorer is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI305
Rule ID
SV-25553r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10638-5
Group Title
DTBI305-Automatic configuration is not disabled
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This setting specifies to automatically detect the proxy server settings used to connect to the Internet and customize Internet Explorer. This setting specifies that Internet Explorer use the configuration settings provided in a file by the system administrator. If you enable this policy setting, the user will not be able to do automatic configuration. You can import your current connection settings from your machine using Internet Explorer Maintenance under Admin Templates using group policy editor. If you disable or do no configure this policy setting, the user will have the freedom to automatically configure these settings.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> "Disable changing Automatic Configuration settings" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel Criteria: Set the value Autoconfig to REG_DWORD = 1 (Hex).

Check Content

DisableChangingAutomaticConfigurationSettings_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Prevent participation in the Customer Experience Improvement Program is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI315
Rule ID
SV-44917r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI315 - Customer Experience Improvement Pgm
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This setting controls whether users can participate in the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program to help improve Microsoft applications. When users choose to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), applications automatically send information to Microsoft about how the applications are used. This information is combined with other CEIP data to help Microsoft solve problems and to improve the products and features customers use most often. This feature does not collect users' names, addresses, or any other identifying information except the IP address that is used to send the data. By default, users have the opportunity to opt into participation in the CEIP the first time they run an application. If your organization has policies that govern the use of external resources such as the CEIP, allowing users to opt in to the program might cause them to violate these policies.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> "Prevent participation in the Customer Experience Improvement Program" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SQM Criteria: Set the value DisableCustomerImprovementProgram to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Turn off the Security Settings Check feature is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI325
Rule ID
SV-25560r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10607-0
Group Title
DTBI325 - Security settings check feature
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting turns off the Security Settings Check feature, which checks Internet Explorer security settings to determine when the settings put Internet Explorer at risk. If you enable this policy setting, the security settings check will not be performed. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the security settings check will be performed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> "Turn off the Security Settings Check feature" will be set to “Disabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Security Criteria: Set the value DisableSecuritySettingsCheck to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

TurnOffSecuritySettingsCheckFeature_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Allow active content from CDs to run on user machines is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI340
Rule ID
SV-25561r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10293-9
Group Title
DTBI340 - Active content from CD's
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether users receive a dialog requesting permission for active content on a CD to run. If you enable this policy setting, active content on a CD will run without a prompt. If you disable this policy setting, active content on a CD will always prompt before running. If you do not configure this policy, users can choose whether to be prompted before running active content on a CD.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Advanced Page -> "Allow active content from CDs to run on user machines" will be set to “Disabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN\Settings Criteria: Set the value LOCALMACHINE_CD_UNLOCK to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

Allow Active Content from CDs to Run on User Machine - Local Computer - variable

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Allow software to run or install even if the signature is invalid is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI350
Rule ID
SV-25562r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10052-9
Group Title
DTBI350 - Software with invalid signatures
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Microsoft ActiveX controls and file downloads often have digital signatures attached that vouch for both the file's integrity and the identity of the signer (creator) of the software. An invalid signature might indicate that someone has tampered with the file.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Advanced Page -> "Allow software to run or install even if the signature is invalid" will be set to “Disabled”.

Check Content

Allow Software to Run or Install Even if the Signature is Invalid - Local Computer - variable

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

Allow third-party browser extensions are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI355
Rule ID
SV-25564r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9905-1
Group Title
DTBI355 - Third-party browser extensions
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether Internet Explorer will launch COM add-ons, known as browser helper objects such as toolbars. Browser helper objects may contain flaws such as buffer overruns which impact Internet Explorer's performance or stability. If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer automatically launches any browser helper objects that are installed on the user's computer. If you disable this policy setting, browser helper objects do not launch. If you do not configure this policy, Internet Explorer automatically launches any browser helper objects that are installed on the user's computer.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Advanced Page -> "Allow third-party browser extensions" will be set to “Disabled”.

Check Content

Allow Software to Run or Install Even if the Signature is Invalid - Local Computer - variable

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Check for server certificate revocation is not enabled.

Finding ID
DTBI365
Rule ID
SV-25566r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10074-3
Group Title
DTBI365 - Check for server certificate revocation
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether Internet Explorer will check revocation status of servers' certificates. Certificates are revoked when they have been compromised or are no longer valid, and this option protects users from submitting confidential data to a site that may be fraudulent or not secure. If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer will check to see if server certificates have been revoked. If you disable this policy setting, Internet Explorer will not check server certificates to see if they have been revoked. If you do not configure this policy setting, Internet Explorer will not check server certificates to see if they have been revoked.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Advanced Page -> "Check for server certificate revocation" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings Criteria: Set the value CertificateRevocation to REG_DWORD = 1.

Check Content

Check for Server Certificate Revocation - Local Computer - variable

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

IATS-1, IATS-2

Check for signatures on downloaded programs is not enabled.

Finding ID
DTBI370
Rule ID
SV-25567r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10055-2
Group Title
DTBI370 - Signature checking - downloaded programs
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether Internet Explorer checks for digital signatures (which identifies the publisher of signed software and verifies it hasn't been modified or tampered with) on user computers before downloading executable programs. If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer will check the digital signatures of executable programs and display their identities before downloading them to user computers. If you disable this policy setting, Internet Explorer will not check the digital signatures of executable programs or display their identities before downloading them to user computers. If you do not configure this policy, Internet Explorer will not check the digital signatures of executable programs or display their identities before downloading them to user computers.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Advanced Page -> "Check for signatures on downloaded programs" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download Criteria: Set the value CheckExeSignatures to REG_SZ = yes.

Check Content

Check for Signature on Downloaded Programs - Local Computer - variable

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Intranet Sites: Include all network paths (UNCs) are disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI375
Rule ID
SV-25568r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9660-2
Group Title
DTBI375 - Network paths (UNC's) - Intranet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls whether URLs representing UNCs are mapped into the local Intranet security zone. If you enable this policy setting, all network paths are mapped into the Intranet Zone. If you disable this policy setting, network paths are not necessarily mapped into the Intranet Zone (other rules might map one there). If you do not configure this policy setting, users choose whether network paths are mapped into the Intranet Zone.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> "Intranet Sites: Include all network paths (UNCs)" will be set to “Disabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap Criteria: Set the value UNCAsIntranet to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

IncludeAllNetworkPaths_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Allow script-initiated windows without size or position constraints for Internet Zone is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI385
Rule ID
SV-25569r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9882-2
Group Title
DTBI385 - Script initiated windows - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage restrictions on script-initiated pop-up windows and windows that include the title and status bars. If you enable this policy setting, Windows Restrictions security will not apply in this zone. The security zone runs without the added layer of security provided by this feature. If you disable this policy setting, the possible harmful actions contained in script-initiated pop-up windows and windows that include the title and status bars cannot be run. This Internet Explorer security feature will be on in this zone as dictated by the Scripted Windows Security Restrictions feature control setting for the process. If you do not configure this policy setting, the possible harmful actions contained in script-initiated pop-up windows and windows that include the title and status bars cannot be run. This Internet Explorer security feature will be on in this zone as dictated by the Scripted Windows Security Restrictions feature control setting for the process.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Allow script-initiated windows without size or position constraints" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 2102 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

AllowScriptInitiatedWindowsWithoutSizeOrPositionConstraints_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Allow script-initiated windows without size or position constraints for Restricted Sites Zone is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI390
Rule ID
SV-25585r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9814-5
Group Title
DTBI390 - Script initiated windows - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage restrictions on script-initiated pop-up windows and windows that include the title and status bars. If you enable this policy setting, Windows Restrictions security will not apply in this zone. The security zone runs without the added layer of security provided by this feature. If you disable this policy setting, the possible harmful actions contained in script-initiated pop-up windows and windows that include the title and status bars cannot be run. This Internet Explorer security feature will be on in this zone as dictated by the Scripted Windows Security Restrictions feature control setting for the process. If you do not configure this policy setting, the possible harmful actions contained in script-initiated pop-up windows and windows that include the title and status bars cannot be run. This Internet Explorer security feature will be on in this zone as dictated by the Scripted Windows Security Restrictions feature control setting for the process.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Allow script-initiated windows without size or position constraints" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 2102 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

AllowScriptInitiatedWindowsWithoutSizeOrPositionConstraints_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Allow Scriptlets are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI395
Rule ID
SV-25570r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10685-6
Group Title
DTBI395 - Scriptlets - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether scriptlets can be allowed. If you enable this policy setting, users will be able to run scriptlets. If you disable this policy setting, users will not be able to run scriptlets. If you do not configure this policy setting, a scriptlet can be enabled or disabled by the user.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Allow Scriptlets" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1209 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

AllowScriptlets_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Automatic prompting for file downloads is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI415
Rule ID
SV-25571r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10389-5
Group Title
DTBI415 - Prompt for file downloads - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting determines whether users will be prompted for non user-initiated file downloads. Regardless of this setting, users will receive file download dialogs for user-initiated downloads. If you enable this setting, users will receive a file download dialog for automatic download attempts. If you disable or do not configure this setting, file downloads that are not user-initiated will be blocked, and users will see the Information Bar instead of the file download dialog. Users can then click the Information Bar to allow the file download prompt.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Automatic prompting for file downloads" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 2200 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

AutomaticPromptingFileDownloads_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Java permissions for my computer are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI425
Rule ID
SV-25578r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10319-2
Group Title
DTBI425 - Java permission - Local Machine
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage permissions for Java applets. If you enable this policy setting, you can choose options from the drop-down box. Low Safety enables applets to perform all operations. Medium Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox (an area in memory outside of which the program cannot make calls), plus capabilities like scratch space (a safe and secure storage area on the client computer) and user-controlled file I/O. High Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox. Disable Java to prevent any applets from running. If you disable this policy setting, Java applets cannot run. If you do not configure this policy setting, the permission is set to High Safety.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Local Machine Zone -> "Java permissions" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable Java" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following keys: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0 Criteria: Set the value 1C00 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

JavaPermissions_LocalMachineZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

Java permissions for my computer group policy are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI430
Rule ID
SV-25581r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10535-3
Group Title
DTBI430 - Java permission - Locked Down Machine
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage permissions for Java applets. If you enable this policy setting, you can choose options from the drop-down box. Low Safety enables applets to perform all operations. Medium Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox (an area in memory outside of which the program cannot make calls), plus capabilities like scratch space (a safe and secure storage area on the client computer) and user-controlled file I/O. High Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox. Disable Java to prevent any applets from running. If you disable this policy setting, Java applets cannot run. If you do not configure this policy setting, the permission is set to High Safety.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Locked-Down Local Machine Zone -> "Java permissions" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable Java" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following keys: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\0 Criteria: Set the value 1C00 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

JavaPermissions_LockedDownLocalMachineZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

Java permissions for group policy for Local Intranet Zone are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI435
Rule ID
SV-25580r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10342-4
Group Title
DTBI435 - Java permission - Locked Down Intranet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage permissions for Java applets. If you enable this policy setting, you can choose options from the drop-down box. Low Safety enables applets to perform all operations. Medium Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox (an area in memory outside of which the program cannot make calls), plus capabilities like scratch space (a safe and secure storage area on the client computer) and user-controlled file I/O. High Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox. Disable Java to prevent any applets from running. If you disable this policy setting, Java applets cannot run. If you do not configure this policy setting, the permission is set to High Safety.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Locked-Down Intranet Zone -> "Java permissions" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable Java" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following keys: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\1 Criteria: Set the value 1C00 to REG_DWORD = 0.

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JavaPermissions_LockedDownIntranetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

Java permissions for group policy for Trusted Sites Zone are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI440
Rule ID
SV-25583r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10654-2
Group Title
DTBI440 - Java permission - Locked Down Trusted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage permissions for Java applets. If you enable this policy setting, you can choose options from the drop-down box. Low Safety enables applets to perform all operations. Medium Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox (an area in memory outside of which the program cannot make calls), plus capabilities like scratch space (a safe and secure storage area on the client computer) and user-controlled file I/O. High Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox. Disable Java to prevent any applets from running. If you disable this policy setting, Java applets cannot run. If you do not configure this policy setting, the permission is set to High Safety.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Locked-Down Trusted Sites Zone -> "Java permissions" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable Java" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following keys: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\2 Criteria: Set the value 1C00 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

JavaPermissions_LockedDownTrustedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

Java permissions for group policy for Internet Zone are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI445
Rule ID
SV-25579r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10597-3
Group Title
DTBI445 - Java permission - Locked Down Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage permissions for Java applets. If you enable this policy setting, you can choose options from the drop-down box. Low Safety enables applets to perform all operations. Medium Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox (an area in memory outside of which the program cannot make calls), plus capabilities like scratch space (a safe and secure storage area on the client computer) and user-controlled file I/O. High Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox. Disable Java to prevent any applets from running. If you disable this policy setting, Java applets cannot run. If you do not configure this policy setting, the permission is set to High Safety.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Locked-Down Internet Zone -> "Java permissions" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable Java" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following keys: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1C00 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

todo - description needed

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

Java permissions for group policy for Restricted Sites Zone are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI450
Rule ID
SV-25582r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10275-6
Group Title
DTBI450 - Java permission - Locked Down Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage permissions for Java applets. If you enable this policy setting, you can choose options from the drop-down box. Low Safety enables applets to perform all operations. Medium Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox (an area in memory outside of which the program cannot make calls), plus capabilities like scratch space (a safe and secure storage area on the client computer) and user-controlled file I/O. High Safety enables applets to run in their sandbox. Disable Java to prevent any applets from running. If you disable this policy setting, Java applets cannot run. If you do not configure this policy setting, the permission is set to High Safety.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Locked-Down Restricted Sites Zone -> "Java permissions" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable Java" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following keys: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1C00 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

JavaPermissions_LockedDownRestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

DCMC-1

Loose XAML files for Internet Zone are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI455
Rule ID
SV-25572r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10672-4
Group Title
DTBI455 - Loose XAML files - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

These are eXtensible Application Markup Language (XAML) files. XAML is an XML-based declarative markup language commonly used for creating rich user interfaces and graphics that leverage the Windows Presentation Foundation. If you enable this policy setting and the dropdown box is set to Enable, XAML files will be automatically loaded inside Internet Explorer. Users will not be able to change this behavior. If the dropdown box is set to Prompt, users will receive a prompt for loading XAML files. If you disable this policy setting, XAML files will not be loaded inside Internet Explorer. Users will not be able to change this behavior. If you do not configure this policy setting, users will have the freedom to decide whether to load XAML files inside Internet Explorer.

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The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Loose XAML files" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 2402 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

LooseXAMLFiles_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Loose XAML files for Restricted Sites Zone are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI460
Rule ID
SV-25587r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10178-2
Group Title
DTBI460 - Loose XAML files - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

These are eXtensible Application Markup Language (XAML) files. XAML is an XML-based declarative markup language commonly used for creating rich user interfaces and graphics that leverage the Windows Presentation Foundation. If you enable this policy setting and the dropdown box is set to Enable, XAML files will be automatically loaded inside Internet Explorer. Users will not be able to change this behavior. If the dropdown box is set to Prompt, users will receive a prompt for loading XAML files. If you disable this policy setting, XAML files will not be loaded inside Internet Explorer. Users will not be able to change this behavior. If you do not configure this policy setting, users will have the freedom to decide whether to load XAML files inside Internet Explorer.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Loose XAML files" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 2402 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

LooseXAMLFiles_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Open files based on content, not file extension for Internet Zone is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI465
Rule ID
SV-25573r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10107-1
Group Title
DTBI465 - MIME sniffing - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage MIME sniffing for file promotion from one type to another based on a MIME sniff. A MIME sniff is the recognition by Internet Explorer of the file type based on a bit signature. If you enable this policy setting, the MIME Sniffing Safety Feature will not apply in this zone. The security zone will run without the added layer of security provided by this feature. If you disable this policy setting, the actions that may be harmful cannot run; this Internet Explorer security feature will be turned on in this zone, as dictated by the feature control setting for the process. If you do not configure this policy setting, the MIME Sniffing Safety Feature will not apply in this zone.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Open files based on content, not file extension" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 2100 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

OpenFilesBasedOnContent_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Open files based on content, not file extension for Restricted Sites Zone is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI470
Rule ID
SV-25588r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10277-2
Group Title
DTBI470 - MIME sniffing - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage MIME sniffing for file promotion from one type to another based on a MIME sniff. A MIME sniff is the recognition by Internet Explorer of the file type based on a bit signature. If you enable this policy setting, the MIME Sniffing Safety Feature will not apply in this zone. The security zone will run without the added layer of security provided by this feature. If you disable this policy setting, the actions that may be harmful cannot run; this Internet Explorer security feature will be turned on in this zone, as dictated by the feature control setting for the process. If you do not configure this policy setting, the MIME Sniffing Safety Feature will not apply in this zone.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Open files based on content, not file extension" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 2100 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

OpenFilesBasedOnContent_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Turn Off First-Run Opt-In for Internet Zone is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI475
Rule ID
SV-25574r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10434-9
Group Title
DTBI475 - First-Run Opt-In - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls the First Run response that users see on a zone-by-zone basis. When a user encounters a new control that has not previously run in Internet Explorer, they may be prompted to approve the control. This feature determines if the user gets the prompt or not. If you enable this policy setting, the Gold Bar prompt will be turned off in the corresponding zone. If you disable this policy setting, the Gold Bar prompt will be turned on in the corresponding zone. If you do not configure this policy setting, the first-run prompt is turned off by default.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Turn Off First-Run Opt-In" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1208 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

todo - description needed

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Turn Off First-Run Opt-In for Restricted Sites Zone is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI480
Rule ID
SV-25592r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10420-8
Group Title
DTBI480 - First-Run Opt-In - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls the First Run response that users see on a zone-by-zone basis. When a user encounters a new control that has not previously run in Internet Explorer, they may be prompted to approve the control. This feature determines if the user gets the prompt or not. If you enable this policy setting, the Gold Bar prompt will be turned off in the corresponding zone. If you disable this policy setting, the Gold Bar prompt will be turned on in the corresponding zone. If you do not configure this policy setting, the first-run prompt is turned off by default.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Turn Off First-Run Opt-In" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1208 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

TurnOffFirstRunOptIn_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Turn on Protected Mode Internet Zone is not enabled.

Finding ID
DTBI485
Rule ID
SV-25575r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10676-5
Group Title
Internet Explorer
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Protected mode protects Internet Explorer from exploited vulnerabilities by reducing the locations Internet Explorer can write to in the registry and the file system. If you enable this policy setting, Protected Mode will be turned on. Users will not be able to turn off protected mode. If you disable this policy setting, Protected Mode will be turned off. It will revert to Internet Explorer 6 behavior that allows for Internet Explorer to write to the registry and the file system. Users will not be able to turn on protected mode. If you do not configure this policy, users will be able to turn on or off protected mode. Requires Windows Vista; will be ignored by Windows XP.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Turn on Protected Mode" will be set to “Enabled” and "Enable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 2500 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

todo - description needed

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Turn on Protected Mode for Restricted Sites Zone is not enabled.

Finding ID
DTBI490
Rule ID
SV-25593r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9945-7
Group Title
DTBI490 - Protected Mode - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

VISTA Only Protected mode protects Internet Explorer from exploited vulnerabilities by reducing the locations Internet Explorer can write to in the registry and the file system. If you enable this policy setting, Protected Mode will be turned on. Users will not be able to turn off protected mode. If you disable this policy setting, Protected Mode will be turned off. It will revert to Internet Explorer 6 behavior that allows for Internet Explorer to write to the registry and the file system. Users will not be able to turn on protected mode. If you do not configure this policy, users will be able to turn on or off protected mode. Requires Windows Vista; will be ignored by Windows XP.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Turn on Protected Mode" will be set to “Enabled” and "Enable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 2500 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

todo - description needed

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Use Pop-up Blocker for Internet Zone is not enabled.

Finding ID
DTBI495
Rule ID
SV-25576r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10486-9
Group Title
DTBI495 - Pop-up Blocker - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether unwanted pop-up windows appear. Pop-up windows that are opened when the end user clicks a link are not blocked. If you enable this policy setting, most unwanted pop-up windows are prevented from appearing. If you disable this policy setting, pop-up windows are not prevented from appearing. If you do not configure this policy setting, most unwanted pop-up windows are prevented from appearing.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Use Pop-up Blocker" will be set to “Enabled” and "Enable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1809 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

UsePop-upBlocker_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Use Pop-up Blocker for Restricted Sites Zone is not enabled.

Finding ID
DTBI500
Rule ID
SV-25594r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10094-1
Group Title
DTBI500 - Pop-up Blocker - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether unwanted pop-up windows appear. Pop-up windows that are opened when the end user clicks a link are not blocked. If you enable this policy setting, most unwanted pop-up windows are prevented from appearing. If you disable this policy setting, pop-up windows are not prevented from appearing. If you do not configure this policy setting, most unwanted pop-up windows are prevented from appearing.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Use Pop-up Blocker" will be set to “Enabled” and "Enable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1809 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

UsePop-upBlocker_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Web sites in less privileged Web content zones can navigate into Internet Zone is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI515
Rule ID
SV-25577r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10622-9
Group Title
DTBI515 - Less privileged web content - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether Web sites from less privileged zones, such as Restricted Sites, can navigate into this zone. If you enable this policy setting, Web sites from less privileged zones can open new windows in, or navigate into, this zone. The security zone will run without the added layer of security that is provided by the Protection from Zone Elevation security feature. If you select Prompt in the drop-down box, a warning is issued to the user that potentially risky navigation is about to occur. If you disable this policy setting, the possibly harmful navigations are prevented. The Internet Explorer security feature will be on in this zone as set by Protection from Zone Elevation feature control. If you do not configure this policy setting, Web sites from less privileged zones can open new windows in, or navigate into, this zone.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> "Web sites in less privileged Web content zones can navigate into this zone" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria:Set the value 2101 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

WebSitesInLessPrivilegedWebContentZonesCanNavigateIntoThisZone_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Web sites in less privileged Web content zones can navigate into Restricted Sites Zone is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI520
Rule ID
SV-25595r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10609-6
Group Title
DTBI520 - Less privileged web content - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether Web sites from less privileged zones, such as Restricted Sites, can navigate into this zone. If you enable this policy setting, Web sites from less privileged zones can open new windows in, or navigate into, this zone. The security zone will run without the added layer of security that is provided by the Protection from Zone Elevation security feature. If you select Prompt in the drop-down box, a warning is issued to the user that potentially risky navigation is about to occur. If you disable this policy setting, the possibly harmful navigations are prevented. The Internet Explorer security feature will be on in this zone as set by Protection from Zone Elevation feature control. If you do not configure this policy setting, Web sites from less privileged zones can open new windows in, or navigate into, this zone.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Web sites in less privileged Web content zones can navigate into this zone" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 2101 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

WebSitesInLessPrivilegedWebContentZonesCanNavigateIntoThisZone_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Allow binary and script behaviors are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI575
Rule ID
SV-25584r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10547-8
Group Title
DTBI575 - Binary and script behaviors - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage dynamic binary and script behaviors; components that encapsulate specific functionality for HTML elements to which they were attached. If you enable this policy setting, binary and script behaviors are available. If you select Administrator approved in the drop-down box, only behaviors listed in the Admin-approved Behaviors under Binary Behaviors Security Restriction policy are available. If you disable this policy setting, binary and script behaviors are not available unless applications have implemented a custom security manager. If you do not configure this policy setting, binary and script behaviors are available.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Allow binary and script behaviors" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 2000 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

AllowBinaryAndScriptBehaviors_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Automatic prompting for file downloads is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI580
Rule ID
SV-25586r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9959-8
Group Title
DTBI580 - Prompt for file downloads - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting determines whether users will be prompted for non user-initiated file downloads. Regardless of this setting, users will receive file download dialogs for user-initiated downloads. If you enable this setting, users will receive a file download dialog for automatic download attempts. If you disable or do not configure this setting, file downloads that are not user-initiated will be blocked, and users will see the Information Bar instead of the file download dialog. Users can then click the Information Bar to allow the file download prompt.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Automatic prompting for file downloads" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 2200 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

AutomaticPromptingFileDownloads_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for MIME handling is not enabled. (Reserved)

Finding ID
DTBI590
Rule ID
SV-25598r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI590 - MIME handling - Reserved
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Internet Explorer uses Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) data to determine file handling procedures for files received through a Web server. The Consistent MIME Handling\Internet Explorer Processes policy setting determines whether Internet Explorer requires that all file-type information provided by Web servers be consistent. For example, if the MIME type of a file is text/plain but the MIME data indicates that the file is really an executable file, Internet Explorer changes its extension to reflect this executable status. This capability helps ensure that executable code cannot masquerade as other types of data that may be trusted. If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer examines all received files and enforces consistent MIME data for them. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Internet Explorer does not require consistent MIME data for all received files and will use the MIME data provided by the file. MIME file-type spoofing is a potential threat to your organization. Ensuring that these files are consistent and properly labeled helps prevent malicious file downloads from infecting your network. This guide recommends you configure this policy as Enabled for all environments specified in this guide.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Consistent Mime Handling -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MIME_HANDLING Criteria: Set the value (Reserved) to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

InternetExplorerMimeHandling_FeatureControl_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for MIME sniffing is not enabled. (Reserved)

Finding ID
DTBI595
Rule ID
SV-25601r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI595 - MIME sniffing - Reserved
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

MIME sniffing is the process of examining the content of a MIME file to determine its context — whether it is a data file, an executable file, or some other type of file. This policy setting determines whether Internet Explorer MIME sniffing will prevent promotion of a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. When set to Enabled, MIME sniffing will never promote a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. Disabling MIME sniffing configures Internet Explorer processes to allow a MIME sniff that promotes a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. For example, promoting a text file to an executable file is a dangerous promotion because any code in the supposed text file would be executed. MIME file-type spoofing is a potential threat to your organization. Ensuring that these files are consistently handled helps prevent malicious file downloads from infecting your network. This guide recommends you configure this policy as Enabled for all environments specified in this guide. Note: This setting works in conjunction with, but does not replace, the Consistent MIME Handling settings.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Mime Sniffing Safety Feature -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING Criteria: Set the value (Reserved) to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

InternetExplorerMimeSniffing_InternetExplorerProcesses_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for MK protocol is not enabled. (Explorer)

Finding ID
DTBI600
Rule ID
SV-25648r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI600 - MK Protocol - Explorer
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The MK Protocol Security Restriction policy setting reduces attack surface area by blocking the seldom used MK protocol. Some older Web applications use the MK protocol to retrieve information from compressed files. Setting this policy to Enabled blocks the MK protocol for Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer, which causes resources that use the MK protocol to fail. Disabling this setting allows applications to use the MK protocol API. Because the MK protocol is not widely used, it should be blocked wherever it is not needed. This guide recommends you configure this setting to Enabled to block the MK protocol unless it is specifically needed in your environment. Note: Because resources that use the MK protocol will fail when you deploy this setting, you should ensure that none of your applications use the MK protocol.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> MK Protocol Security Restriction -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_DISABLE_MK_PROTOCOL Criteria: Set the value explorer.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

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InternetExplorerMkProtocol_Explorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for MK protocol is not enabled. (IExplore)

Finding ID
DTBI605
Rule ID
SV-25605r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI605 - MK Protocol - IExplore
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The MK Protocol Security Restriction policy setting reduces attack surface area by blocking the seldom used MK protocol. Some older Web applications use the MK protocol to retrieve information from compressed files. Setting this policy to Enabled blocks the MK protocol for Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer, which causes resources that use the MK protocol to fail. Disabling this setting allows applications to use the MK protocol API. Because the MK protocol is not widely used, it should be blocked wherever it is not needed. This guide recommends you configure this setting to Enabled to block the MK protocol unless it is specifically needed in your environment. Note: Because resources that use the MK protocol will fail when you deploy this setting, you should ensure that none of your applications use the MK protocol.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> MK Protocol Security Restriction -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_DISABLE_MK_PROTOCOL Criteria: Set the value iexplore.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

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InternetExplorerMkProtocol_Iexplore_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for Zone Elevation is not enabled. (Reserved)

Finding ID
DTBI610
Rule ID
SV-25649r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI610 - Zone elevation - Reserved
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Internet Explorer places restrictions on each Web page it opens that are dependent upon the location of the Web page (such as Internet Zone, Intranet Zone, or Local Machine Zone). Web pages on a local computer have the fewest security restrictions and reside in the Local Machine Zone, which makes the Local Machine Security Zone a prime target for malicious attackers. If you enable this policy setting, any zone can be protected from zone elevation by Internet Explorer processes. This approach stops content running in one zone from gaining the elevated privileges of another zone. If you disable this policy setting, no zone receives such protection for Internet Explorer processes. Because of the severity and relative frequency of zone elevation attacks, this guide recommends that you configure this setting as Enabled in all environments.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Protection From Zone Elevation -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ZONE_ELEVATION Criteria: Set the value (Reserved) to REG_SZ = 1.

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InternetExplorer_ZoneElevation_Reserved_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for Download prompt is not enabled. (Reserved)

Finding ID
DTBI630
Rule ID
SV-25653r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI630 - File download processes - Reserved
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

In certain circumstances, Web sites can initiate file download prompts without interaction from users. This technique can allow Web sites to put unauthorized files on users' hard drives if they click the wrong button and accept the download. If you configure the Restrict File Download\Internet Explorer Processes policy setting to Enabled, file download prompts that are not user-initiated are blocked for Internet Explorer processes. If you configure this policy setting as Disabled, prompting will occur for file downloads that are not user-initiated for Internet Explorer processes. Note: This setting is configured as Enabled in all environments specified in this guide to help prevent attackers from placing arbitrary code on users' computers.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Restrict File Download -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_RESTRICT_FILEDOWNLOAD Criteria: Set the value (Reserved) to REG_SZ = 1.

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InternetExplorer_DownloadPrompt_RestrictFileDownload_Reserved_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for Download prompt is not enabled. (Explorer)

Finding ID
DTBI635
Rule ID
SV-25654r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI635 - File download processes - Explorer
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

In certain circumstances, Web sites can initiate file download prompts without interaction from users. This technique can allow Web sites to put unauthorized files on users' hard drives if they click the wrong button and accept the download. If you configure the Restrict File Download\Internet Explorer Processes policy setting to Enabled, file download prompts that are not user-initiated are blocked for Internet Explorer processes. If you configure this policy setting as Disabled, prompting will occur for file downloads that are not user-initiated for Internet Explorer processes. Note: This setting is configured as Enabled in all environments specified in this guide to help prevent attackers from placing arbitrary code on users' computers.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Restrict File Download -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_RESTRICT_FILEDOWNLOAD Criteria: Set the value explorer.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

InternetExplorer_DownloadPrompt_RestrictFileDownload_Explorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for Download prompt is not enabled. (IExplore)

Finding ID
DTBI640
Rule ID
SV-25655r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI640 - File download processes - IExplore
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

In certain circumstances, Web sites can initiate file download prompts without interaction from users. This technique can allow Web sites to put unauthorized files on users' hard drives if they click the wrong button and accept the download. If you configure the Restrict File Download\Internet Explorer Processes policy setting to Enabled, file download prompts that are not user-initiated are blocked for Internet Explorer processes. If you configure this policy setting as Disabled, prompting will occur for file downloads that are not user-initiated for Internet Explorer processes. Note: This setting is configured as Enabled in all environments specified in this guide to help prevent attackers from placing arbitrary code on users' computers.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Restrict File Download -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_RESTRICT_FILEDOWNLOAD Criteria: Set the value iexplore.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

InternetExplorer_DownloadPrompt_RestrictFileDownload_Iexplorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for restricting pop-up windows is not enabled. (Reserved)

Finding ID
DTBI645
Rule ID
SV-25659r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI645 - Restricting Pop Up Windows - Reserved
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Internet Explorer allows scripts to programmatically open, resize, and reposition various types of windows. Often, disreputable Web sites will resize windows to either hide other windows or force you to interact with a window that contains malicious code. The Scripted Window Security Restrictions security feature restricts pop-up windows and prohibits scripts from displaying windows in which the title and status bars are not visible to the user or hide other windows’ title and status bars. If you enable the Scripted Window Security Restrictions\Internet Explorer Processes policy setting, pop-up windows and other restrictions apply for Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer processes. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, scripts can continue to create pop-up windows and windows that hide other windows. Recommend configuring this setting to Enabled to help prevent malicious Web sites from controlling your Internet Explorer windows or fooling users into clicking on the wrong window.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Scripted Window Security Restrictions -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_WINDOW_RESTRICTIONS Criteria: Set the value (Reserved) is REG_SZ = 1.

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InternetExplorer_PopUpRestricting_Reserved_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Run .NET Framework-reliant components not signed with Authenticode are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI650
Rule ID
SV-25589r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9898-8
Group Title
DTBI650 - .NET w/Authenticode unsigned-Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether .NET Framework components that are not signed with Authenticode can be executed from Internet Explorer. These components include managed controls referenced from an object tag and managed executables referenced from a link. If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer will execute unsigned managed components. If you select Prompt in the drop-down box, Internet Explorer will prompt the user to determine whether to execute unsigned managed components. If you disable this policy setting, Internet Explorer will not execute unsigned managed components. If you do not configure this policy setting, Internet Explorer will execute unsigned managed components.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Run .NET Framework-reliant components not signed with Authenticode" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 2004 to REG_DWORD = 3.

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RunNETFrameworkReliantComponentsNotSignedWithAuthenticode_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Run .NET Framework-reliant components signed with Authenticode are not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI655
Rule ID
SV-25590r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9673-5
Group Title
DTBI655 - .NET w/Authenticode signed - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether .NET Framework components that are not signed with Authenticode can be executed from Internet Explorer. These components include managed controls referenced from an object tag and managed executables referenced from a link. If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer will execute unsigned managed components. If you select Prompt in the drop-down box, Internet Explorer will prompt the user to determine whether to execute unsigned managed components. If you disable this policy setting, Internet Explorer will not execute unsigned managed components. If you do not configure this policy setting, Internet Explorer will execute unsigned managed components.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Run .NET Framework-reliant components signed with Authenticode" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 2001 to REG_DWORD = 3.

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RunNETFrameworkReliantComponentsSignedWithAuthenticode_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Scripting of Java applets is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI670
Rule ID
SV-25591r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10083-4
Group Title
DTBI670 - Scripting of Java applets - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether applets are exposed to scripts within the zone. If you enable this policy setting, scripts can access applets automatically without user intervention. If you select Prompt in the drop-down box, users are queried to choose whether to allow scripts to access applets. If you disable this policy setting, scripts are prevented from accessing applets. If you do not configure this policy setting, scripts can access applets automatically without user intervention.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> "Scripting of Java applets" will be set to “Enabled” and "Disable" selected from down drop box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1402 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

ScriptingOfJavaApplets_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Turn off changing the URL to be displayed for checking updates to Internet Explorer and Internet Tools is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI675
Rule ID
SV-25596r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10595-7
Group Title
DTBI675 - Displaying URL's for update checking
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows checking for updates for Internet Explorer from the specified URL, included by default in Internet Explorer. If you enable this policy setting, users will not be able to change the URL to be displayed for checking updates to Internet Explorer and Internet Tools. You must specify the URL to be displayed for checking updates to Internet Explorer and Internet Tools. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users will be able to change the URL to be displayed for checking updates to Internet Explorer and Internet Tools.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Settings -> Component Updates -> Periodic check for updates to Internet Explorer and Internet Tools -> "Turn off changing the URL to be displayed for checking updates to Internet Explorer and Internet Tools" will be set to “Enabled” and "blank or empty" selection box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main Criteria: Create the value Update_Check_Page. The value must contain no data.

Check Content

TurnOffChangingURLDisplay_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Turn off configuring the update check interval is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI680
Rule ID
SV-25597r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9776-6
Group Title
DTBI680 - Update check interval
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This setting specifies the update check interval. The default value is 30 days. If you enable this policy setting, the user will not be able to configure the update check interval. You have to specify the update check interval. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the user will have the freedom to configure the update check interval.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Settings -> Component Updates -> Periodic check for updates to Internet Explorer and Internet Tools -> "Turn off configuring the update check interval (in days)" will be set to “Enabled” and "30" selected from drop down box. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main Criteria: Set the value Update_Check_Interval to REG_DWORD = 30 (Decimal).

Check Content

TurnOffConfiguringUpdateCheckInterval_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for MIME handling is not enabled. (Explorer)

Finding ID
DTBI592
Rule ID
SV-25599r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI592 - MIME handling - Explorer
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Internet Explorer uses Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) data to determine file handling procedures for files received through a Web server. The Consistent MIME Handling\Internet Explorer Processes policy setting determines whether Internet Explorer requires that all file-type information provided by Web servers be consistent. For example, if the MIME type of a file is text/plain but the MIME data indicates that the file is really an executable file, Internet Explorer changes its extension to reflect this executable status. This capability helps ensure that executable code cannot masquerade as other types of data that may be trusted. If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer examines all received files and enforces consistent MIME data for them. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Internet Explorer does not require consistent MIME data for all received files and will use the MIME data provided by the file. MIME file-type spoofing is a potential threat to your organization. Ensuring that these files are consistent and properly labeled helps prevent malicious file downloads from infecting your network. This guide recommends you configure this policy as Enabled for all environments specified in this guide.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Consistent Mime Handling -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MIME_HANDLING Criteria: Set the value explorer.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

IEProcesses_MimeHandling_Explorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for MIME handling is not enabled. (IExplore)

Finding ID
DTBI594
Rule ID
SV-25600r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI594 - MIME handling - IExplore
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Internet Explorer uses Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) data to determine file handling procedures for files received through a Web server. The Consistent MIME Handling\Internet Explorer Processes policy setting determines whether Internet Explorer requires that all file-type information provided by Web servers be consistent. For example, if the MIME type of a file is text/plain but the MIME data indicates that the file is really an executable file, Internet Explorer changes its extension to reflect this executable status. This capability helps ensure that executable code cannot masquerade as other types of data that may be trusted. If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer examines all received files and enforces consistent MIME data for them. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Internet Explorer does not require consistent MIME data for all received files and will use the MIME data provided by the file. MIME file-type spoofing is a potential threat to your organization. Ensuring that these files are consistent and properly labeled helps prevent malicious file downloads from infecting your network. This guide recommends you configure this policy as Enabled for all environments specified in this guide.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Consistent Mime Handling -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MIME_HANDLING Criteria: Set the value iexplore.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

IEProcesses_MimeHandling_Iexplorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for MK protocol is not enabled. (Reserved)

Finding ID
DTBI599
Rule ID
SV-25604r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10265-7
Group Title
DTBI599 - MK Protocol - Reserved
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The MK Protocol Security Restriction policy setting reduces attack surface area by blocking the seldom used MK protocol. Some older Web applications use the MK protocol to retrieve information from compressed files. Setting this policy to Enabled blocks the MK protocol for Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer, which causes resources that use the MK protocol to fail. Disabling this setting allows applications to use the MK protocol API. Because the MK protocol is not widely used, it should be blocked wherever it is not needed. This guide recommends you configure this setting to Enabled to block the MK protocol unless you specifically need it in your environment. Note: Because resources that use the MK protocol will fail when you deploy this setting, you should ensure that none of your applications use the MK protocol.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> MK Protocol Security Restriction -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_DISABLE_MK_PROTOCOL Criteria: Set the value (Reserved) to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

IEProcesses_MkProtocol_Reserved_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for Zone Elevation is not enabled. (Explorer)

Finding ID
DTBI612
Rule ID
SV-25650r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI612 - Zone Elevation - Explorer
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Internet Explorer places restrictions on each Web page it opens that are dependent upon the location of the Web page (such as Internet Zone, Intranet Zone, or Local Machine Zone). Web pages on a local computer have the fewest security restrictions and reside in the Local Machine Zone, which makes the Local Machine Security Zone a prime target for malicious attackers. If you enable this policy setting, any zone can be protected from zone elevation by Internet Explorer processes. This approach stops content running in one zone from gaining the elevated privileges of another zone. If you disable this policy setting, no zone receives such protection for Internet Explorer processes. Because of the severity and relative frequency of zone elevation attacks, this guide recommends that you configure this setting as Enabled in all environments.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Protection From Zone Elevation -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ZONE_ELEVATION Criteria: Set the value explorer.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

IEProcesses_ZoneElevation_Explorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for Zone Elevation is not enabled. (IExplore)

Finding ID
DTBI614
Rule ID
SV-25651r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI614 - Zone elevation - IExplore
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Internet Explorer places restrictions on each Web page it opens that are dependent upon the location of the Web page (such as Internet Zone, Intranet Zone, or Local Machine Zone). Web pages on a local computer have the fewest security restrictions and reside in the Local Machine Zone, which makes the Local Machine Security Zone a prime target for malicious attackers. If you enable this policy setting, any zone can be protected from zone elevation by Internet Explorer processes. This approach stops content running in one zone from gaining the elevated privileges of another zone. If you disable this policy setting, no zone receives such protection for Internet Explorer processes. Because of the severity and relative frequency of zone elevation attacks, this guide recommends that you configure this setting as Enabled in all environments.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Protection From Zone Elevation -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ZONE_ELEVATION Criteria: Set the value iexplore.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

IEProcesses_ZoneElevation_Iexplorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for restricting pop-up windows is not enabled. (Explorer)

Finding ID
DTBI647
Rule ID
SV-25661r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI647 - Internet Explorer Processes for restrict
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Internet Explorer allows scripts to programmatically open, resize, and reposition various types of windows. Often, disreputable Web sites will resize windows to either hide other windows or force you to interact with a window that contains malicious code. The Scripted Window Security Restrictions security feature restricts pop-up windows and prohibits scripts from displaying windows in which the title and status bars are not visible to the user or hide other windows’ title and status bars. If you enable the Scripted Window Security Restrictions\Internet Explorer Processes policy setting, pop-up windows and other restrictions apply for Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer processes. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, scripts can continue to create pop-up windows and windows that hide other windows. This guide recommends you configure this setting to Enabled to help prevent malicious Web sites from controlling your Internet Explorer windows or fooling users into clicking on the wrong window.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Scripted Window Security Restrictions -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_WINDOW_RESTRICTIONS Criteria: Set the value explorer.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

IEProcesses_PopUpRestricting_Explorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for restricting pop-up windows is not enabled. (IExplorer)

Finding ID
DTBI649
Rule ID
SV-25663r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI649 - Restricting Pop Up windows - IExplore
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Internet Explorer allows scripts to programmatically open, resize, and reposition various types of windows. Often, disreputable Web sites will resize windows to either hide other windows or force you to interact with a window that contains malicious code. The Scripted Window Security Restrictions security feature restricts pop-up windows and prohibits scripts from displaying windows in which the title and status bars are not visible to the user or hide other windows’ title and status bars. If you enable the Scripted Window Security Restrictions\Internet Explorer Processes policy setting, pop-up windows and other restrictions apply for Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer processes. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, scripts can continue to create pop-up windows and windows that hide other windows. This guide recommends you configure this setting to Enabled to help prevent malicious Web sites from controlling your Internet Explorer windows or fooling users into clicking on the wrong window.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Scripted Window Security Restrictions -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_WINDOW_RESTRICTIONS Criteria: Set the value iexplore.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

IEProcesses_PopUpRestricting_Iexplorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Turn off Crash Detection is not enabled.

Finding ID
DTBI715
Rule ID
SV-25558r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10594-0
Group Title
DTBI715 - Crash Detection
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The Turn off Crash Detection policy setting allows you to manage the crash detection feature of add-on management in Internet Explorer. If you enable this policy setting, a crash in Internet Explorer will be similar to one on a computer running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 and earlier: Windows Error Reporting will be invoked. If you disable this policy setting, the crash detection feature in add-on management will be functional. Because Internet Explorer crash report information could contain sensitive information from the computer's memory, this guide recommends you configure this option to Enabled unless you are experiencing frequent repeated crashes and need to report them for follow-up troubleshooting. In those cases, you could temporarily configure the setting to Disabled.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> "Turn off Crash Detection" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions Criteria:Set the value NoCrashDetection to REG_DWORD = 1.

Check Content

TurnOffCrashDetection_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for MIME sniffing is not enabled. (Explorer)

Finding ID
DTBI596
Rule ID
SV-25602r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI596 - MIME sniffing - Explorer
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

MIME sniffing is the process of examining the content of a MIME file to determine its context — whether it is a data file, an executable file, or some other type of file. This policy setting determines whether Internet Explorer MIME sniffing will prevent promotion of a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. When set to Enabled, MIME sniffing will never promote a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. Disabling MIME sniffing configures Internet Explorer processes to allow a MIME sniff that promotes a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. For example, promoting a text file to an executable file is a dangerous promotion because any code in the supposed text file would be executed. MIME file-type spoofing is a potential threat to your organization. Ensuring that these files are consistently handled helps prevent malicious file downloads from infecting your network. This guide recommends you configure this policy as Enabled for all environments specified in this guide. Note: This setting works in conjunction with, but does not replace, the Consistent MIME handling settings.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Mime Sniffing Safety Feature -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING Criteria: Set the value explorer.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

IEProcesses_MimeSniffing_Explorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for MIME sniffing is not enabled. (IExplore)

Finding ID
DTBI597
Rule ID
SV-25603r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI597 - MIME sniffing - IExplore
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

MIME sniffing is the process of examining the content of a MIME file to determine its context — whether it is a data file, an executable file, or some other type of file. This policy setting determines whether Internet Explorer MIME sniffing will prevent promotion of a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. When set to Enabled, MIME sniffing will never promote a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. Disabling MIME sniffing configures Internet Explorer processes to allow a MIME sniff that promotes a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. For example, promoting a text file to an executable file is a dangerous promotion because any code in the supposed text file would be executed. MIME file-type spoofing is a potential threat to your organization. Ensuring that these files are consistently handled helps prevent malicious file downloads from infecting your network. This guide recommends you configure this policy as Enabled for all environments specified in this guide. Note: This setting works in conjunction with, but does not replace, the Consistent MIME handling settings.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Mime Sniffing Safety Feature -> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING Criteria: Set the value iexplore.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

IEProcesses_MimeSniffing_Iexplorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Prevent performance of First Run Customize settings is not enabled.

Finding ID
DTBI010
Rule ID
SV-25825r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10641-9
Group Title
Prevent performance of First Run Customize setting
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting prevents performance of the First Run Customize settings ability and controls what the user will see when they launch Internet Explorer for the first time after installation of Internet Explorer. If you enable this policy setting, users must make one of two choices: 1) Skip Customize Settings, and go directly to the user’s home page, or 2:) Skip Customize Settings, and go directly to the "Welcome to Internet Explorer" Web page. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users go through the regular first run process.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> "Prevent performance of First Run Customize settings" will be set to “Enabled” and "Go directly to home page" selected. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main Criteria: Set the value DisableFirstRunCustomize to REG_DWORD = 1.

Check Content

PreventPerformanceOfFirstRunCustomizeSettings_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Disable Configuring History - History setting is not set to 40 days.

Finding ID
DTBI300
Rule ID
SV-25652r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10387-9
Group Title
DTBI300 - Configuring History lists
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This setting specifies the number of days that Internet Explorer keeps track of the pages viewed in the History List. The delete Browsing History option can be accessed using Tools, Internet Options, General tab, and then click Settings under Browsing History. If you enable this policy setting, a user cannot set the number of days that Internet Explorer keeps track of the pages viewed in the History List. You must specify the number of days that Internet Explorer keeps track of the pages viewed in the History List. Users will not be able to delete browsing history. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, a user can set the number of days that Internet Explorer tracks views of pages in the History List. Users can delete browsing history.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Delete Browsing History -> "Disable "Configuring History" " will be set to “Enabled” and "40" entered in 'Days to keep pages in History'. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel Criteria: Set the value History to REG_DWORD = 1 and HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Url History Criteria: Set the value DaysToKeep to REG_DWORD = 40 (decimal).

Check Content

DisableConfigHistorySetting_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Turn off Managing SmartScreen Filter property is not properly set.

Finding ID
DTBI740
Rule ID
SV-25697r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9973-9
Group Title
DTBI740 - Managing SmartScreen Filter
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This setting allows users to enable the SmartScreen Filter, which then warns if a Web site being visited is known for fraudulent attempts to gather personal information through "phishing" or is known to host malware.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> “Turn off Managing SmartScreen Filter” will be set to “Enabled” and “Off”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter Criteria: Set the value EnabledV8 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

TurnoffManagingSmartScreenFilter_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Include updated Web site lists from Microsoft is disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI750
Rule ID
SV-25699r2_rule
Severity
Cat III
CCE
CCE-10603-9
Group Title
DTBI750 - Microsoft web site list updates
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy controls the Web site compatibility lists provided by Microsoft. If you do not configure this setting, the Microsoft Web site list will not be active. The user can enable the functionality using the Compatibility View Settings dialog box.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Compatibility View -> “Include updated Web site lists from Microsoft” will be set to “Disabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation Criteria: Set the value MSCompatibilityMode to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

IncludeUpdatedWebsiteListsFromMicrosoft_LocalComputer_var

Potential Impact

May adversely impact system.

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Delete Browsing History on exit is disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI760
Rule ID
SV-25701r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10590-8
Group Title
DTBI760 - Browsing History on exit
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Delete Browsing History on exit automatically deletes specified items when the last browser window closes. Disabling this function will prevent users from deleting their browsing history, which could be used to identify malicious Web sites and files that could later be used for anti-virus and intrusion detection system (IDS) signatures. Furthermore, preventing users from deleting browsing history could be used to identify abusive web surfing on government systems.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Delete Browsing History -> “Configure Delete Browsing History on exit” will be set to “Disabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy Criteria: Set the value ClearBrowsingHistoryOnExit to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

ConfigureDeleteBrowsingHistoryonexit_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Prevent Deleting Web sites that the User has Visited is enabled.

Finding ID
DTBI770
Rule ID
SV-25703r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10110-5
Group Title
DTBI770 - Web site visit history
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy prevents users from deleting the history of Web sites the user has visited. If you do not configure this policy setting, the user will be able to select whether to delete or preserve Web sites the user visited when the user clicks Delete.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Delete Browsing History -> “Prevent Deleting Web sites that the User has Visited” will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy Criteria: Set the value CleanHistory to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

PreventDeletingWebsitesthattheUserhasVisited_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Turn off InPrivate Browsing is enabled.

Finding ID
DTBI780
Rule ID
SV-25705r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9885-5
Group Title
DTBI780 - InPrivate Browsing
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

InPrivate Browsing lets you control whether or not Internet Explorer 8 saves your browsing history, cookies, and other data. The InPrivate Browsing feature in Internet Explorer 8 makes browser privacy easy by not storing history, cookies, temporary Internet files, or other data. If you do not configure this setting, InPrivate Browsing can be turned on or off through the registry.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> InPrivate -> “Turn off InPrivate Browsing” will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy Criteria: Set the value EnableInPrivateBrowsing to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

TurnOffInPrivateBrowsing_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Allow scripting of Internet Explorer web browser control property is set (Internet Zone).

Finding ID
DTBI800
Rule ID
SV-25709r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9779-0
Group Title
DTBI800 - Browser scripting control - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls whether a page may control embedded WebBrowser Controls via script. If you do not configure this policy setting, script access to the WebBrowser Control can be enabled or disabled by the user. By default, script access to the WebBrowser control is only allowed in the Local Machine and Intranet Zones.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> “Allow scripting of Internet Explorer web browser control” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1206 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

AllowScriptingOfInternetExplorerWebBrowserControl_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Include local directory path when uploading files to a server property is properly set.

Finding ID
DTBI810
Rule ID
SV-25711r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10646-8
Group Title
DTBI810 - Local directory paths - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls whether or not the local path information will be sent when uploading a file via a HTML form. If the local path information is sent, some information may be unintentionally revealed to the server. If you do not configure this policy setting, the user can choose whether path information will be sent when uploading a file via a form. By default, path information will be sent.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> “Include local directory path when uploading files to a server” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 160A to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

IncludeLocalDirectoryPathWhenUploadingFilesToAServer_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Launching programs and unsafe files property is properly set (Internet Zone).

Finding ID
DTBI820
Rule ID
SV-25713r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10650-0
Group Title
DTBI820 - Programs and unsafe files - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls whether or not the “Open File – Security Warning” prompt is shown when launching executables or other unsafe files. If you do not configure this policy setting, users can configure the prompt behavior. By default, execution is blocked in the Restricted Zone, enabled in the Intranet and Local Computer Zone, and set to prompt in the Internet and Trusted Zones.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> “Launching programs and unsafe files” will be set to “Enabled” and “Prompt”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1806 to REG_DWORD = 1.

Check Content

LaunchingProgramsAndUnsafeFiles_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Only allow approved domains to use ActiveX controls without prompt property is properly set (Internet Zone).

Finding ID
DTBI830
Rule ID
SV-25715r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9793-1
Group Title
DTBI830 - ActiveX controls no prompt - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls whether or not the user is prompted to allow ActiveX controls to run on Web sites other than the Web site that installed the ActiveX control.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> “Only allow approved domains to use ActiveX controls without prompt” will be set to “Enabled” and “Enable”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 120B to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

OnlyAllowApprovedDomainsToUseActiveXControlsWithoutPrompt_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Turn on Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Filter property is properly set (Internet Zone).

Finding ID
DTBI840
Rule ID
SV-25717r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10276-4
Group Title
DTBI840 - Cross-Site Scripting Filter - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Filter is designed to prevent users from becoming victims of unintentional information disclosure. This setting controls if the Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Filter detects and prevents cross-site script injection into Web sites in this zone.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone -> “Turn on Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Filter” will be set to “Enabled” and “Enable”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 1409 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

TurnonCrossSiteScriptingFilter_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Allow scripting of Internet Explorer web browser control property is properly configured (Restricted Sites Zone).

Finding ID
DTBI850
Rule ID
SV-25719r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10725-0
Group Title
DTBI850 - Browser scripting control - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls whether a page may control embedded WebBrowser Controls via script. If you do not configure this policy setting, script access to the WebBrowser Control can be enabled or disabled by the user. By default, script access to the WebBrowser Control is only allowed in the Local Machine and Intranet Zones.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> “Allow scripting of Internet Explorer web browser control” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1206 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

AllowScriptingOfInternetExplorerWebBrowserControl_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Include local directory path when uploading files to a server is properly set (Restricted Sites Zone).

Finding ID
DTBI860
Rule ID
SV-25721r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9781-6
Group Title
DTBI860 - Local directory paths - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls whether or not the local path information will be sent when uploading a file via a HTML form. If the local path information is sent, some information may be unintentionally revealed to the server. If you do not configure this policy setting, the user can choose whether path information will be sent when uploading a file via a form. By default, path information will be sent.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> “Include local directory path when uploading files to a server” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 160A to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

IncludeLocalDirectoryPathWhenUploadingFilesToAServer_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Launching programs and unsafe files property is properly set (Restricted Sites Zone).

Finding ID
DTBI870
Rule ID
SV-25723r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10744-1
Group Title
DTBI870 - Programs and unsafe files - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls whether or not the “Open File – Security Warning” prompt is shown when launching executables or other unsafe files. If you do not configure this policy setting, users can configure the prompt behavior. By default, execution is blocked in the Restricted Zone, enabled in the Intranet and Local Computer Zones, and set to prompt in the Internet and Trusted Zones.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> “Launching programs and unsafe files” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1806 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

LaunchingProgramsAndUnsafeFiles_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Only allow approved domains to use ActiveX controls without prompt property is properly set (Restricted Sites Zone).

Finding ID
DTBI880
Rule ID
SV-25725r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-9832-7
Group Title
DTBI880 - ActiveX controls no prompt - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls whether or not the user is prompted to allow ActiveX controls to run on Web sites other than the Web site that installed the ActiveX control.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> “Only allow approved domains to use ActiveX controls without prompt” will be set to “Enabled” and “Enable”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 120B to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

OnlyAllowApprovedDomainsToUseActiveXControlsWithoutPrompt_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Turn on Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Filter property is properly set (Restricted Sites Zone).

Finding ID
DTBI890
Rule ID
SV-25727r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10105-5
Group Title
DTBI890 - Cross-Site Scripting Filter - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This setting controls if the Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Filter detects and prevents cross-site script injection into Web sites in this zone.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone -> “Turn on Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Filter” will be set to “Enabled” and “Enable”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1409 to REG_DWORD = 0.

Check Content

TurnonCrossSiteScriptingFilter_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes Restrict ActiveX Install (Reserved) property is properly set.

Finding ID
DTBI900
Rule ID
SV-25809r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI900 - Restrict ActiveX Install - Reserved
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting enables blocking of ActiveX control installation prompts for Internet Explorer processes. If you do not configure this policy setting, the user’s preference will be used to determine whether to block ActiveX control installations for Internet Explorer processes.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Restrict ActiveX Install -> “Internet Explorer Processes” will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_RESTRICT_ACTIVEXINSTALL Criteria: Set the value (Reserved) to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

IEProcessesRestrictActiveX_Reserved_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Allow status bar updates via script (Internet Zone) property is properly set.

Finding ID
DTBI910
Rule ID
SV-26380r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI910 - Status bar updates via script - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether script is allowed to update the status bar within the zone.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone “Allow status bar updates via script” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 2103 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

AllowStatusBarUpdates_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Run .NET Framework-reliant components not signed with Authenticode (Internet Zone) property is properly set.

Finding ID
DTBI920
Rule ID
SV-26382r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10515-5
Group Title
DTBI920 - .NET w/Authenticode unsigned - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether .NET Framework components that are not signed with Authenticode can be executed from Internet Explorer. These components include managed controls referenced from an object tag and managed executables referenced from a link.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone “Run .NET Framework-reliant components not signed with Authenticode” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 2004 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

RunNETFrameworkReliantComponentsNotSignedWithAuthenticode_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Run .NET Framework-reliant components signed with Authenticode (Internet Zone) property is properly set.

Finding ID
DTBI930
Rule ID
SV-26386r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10625-2
Group Title
DTBI930 - .NET w/Authenticode signed - Internet
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether .NET Framework components that are signed with Authenticode can be executed from Internet Explorer. These components include managed controls referenced from an object tag and managed executables referenced from a link.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Internet Zone “Run .NET Framework-reliant components signed with Authenticode” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disable”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3 Criteria: Set the value 2001 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

RunNETFrameworkReliantComponentsSignedWithAuthenticode_InternetZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Allow Scriptlets (Restricted Sites Zone) property is properly set.

Finding ID
DTBI940
Rule ID
SV-26389r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10630-2
Group Title
DTBI940 - Scriptlets - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether scriptlets can be allowed.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone “Allow Scriptlets” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 1209 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

AllowScriptlets_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Allow status bar updates via script (Restricted Sites Zone) property is properly set.

Finding ID
DTBI950
Rule ID
SV-26392r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
CCE-10431-5
Group Title
DTBI950 - Status bar update by script - Restricted
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether script is allowed to update the status bar within the zone.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Security Page -> Restricted Sites Zone “Allow status bar updates via script” will be set to “Enabled” and “Disabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4 Criteria: Set the value 2103 to REG_DWORD = 3.

Check Content

AllowStatusBarUpdates_RestrictedSitesZone_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes Restrict ActiveX Install (Explorer) property is properly set.

Finding ID
DTBI1010
Rule ID
SV-27076r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI1010 - Restrict ActiveX Install - Explorer
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting enables blocking of ActiveX control installation prompts for Internet Explorer processes. If you do not configure this policy setting, the user’s preference will be used to determine whether to block ActiveX control installations for Internet Explorer processes.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Restrict ActiveX Install -> “Internet Explorer Processes” will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_RESTRICT_ACTIVEXINSTALL Criteria: Set the value explorer.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

IEProcessesRestrictActiveX_Explorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes Restrict ActiveX Install (IExplorer) property is properly set.

Finding ID
DTBI1020
Rule ID
SV-27078r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI1020 - Restrict ActiveX Install - IExplore
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting enables blocking of ActiveX control installation prompts for Internet Explorer processes. If you do not configure this policy setting, the user’s preference will be used to determine whether to block ActiveX control installations for Internet Explorer processes.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Restrict ActiveX Install -> “Internet Explorer Processes” will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_RESTRICT_ACTIVEXINSTALL Criteria: Set the value iexplore.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

IEProcessesRestrictActiveX_Iexplorer_LocalComputer_var

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Automatic checking for Internet Explorer updates is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI775
Rule ID
SV-44837r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI775 - Internet Explorer Update Checking
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether Internet Explorer checks the Internet for newer versions. When Internet Explorer is set to do this, the checks occur approximately every 30 days, and users are prompted to install new versions as they become available. If you enable this policy setting, Internet Explorer checks the Internet for a new version approximately every 30 days and prompts the user to download new versions when they are available. Newer versions might not comply with the Internet Explorer version requirements of the organization.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel-> Advanced Page-> "Automatically check for Internet Explorer updates" will be set to “Disabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main Criteria: Set the value NoUpdateCheck to REG_DWORD = 1.

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Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

ActiveX opt-in prompt is not disabled.

Finding ID
DTBI805
Rule ID
SV-44923r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI805 - Opt-In Prompts for ActiveX
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to turn off the ActiveX opt-in prompt. The ActiveX opt-in prevents Web sites from loading any COM object without prior approval. If a page attempts to load a COM object that Internet Explorer has not used before, an Information bar will appear asking the user for approval. If you enable this policy setting, the ActiveX opt-in prompt will not appear. Internet Explorer does not ask the user for permission to load a control, and will load the ActiveX if it passes all other internal security checks. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the ActiveX opt-in prompt will appear.

Fix Text

Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> "Turn off ActiveX opt-in prompt" to “Enabled”.

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Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for Information bars are enforced (Reserved).

Finding ID
DTBI815
Rule ID
SV-44854r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI815 - Notification Bar Process - Reserved
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Information bar is displayed for Internet Explorer processes when file or code installs are restricted. By default, the Information bar is displayed for Internet Explorer processes. If you enable this policy setting, the Information bar will be displayed for Internet Explorer Processes. If you disable this policy setting, the Information bar will not be displayed for Internet Explorer processes. If you do not configure this policy setting, the Information bar will be displayed for Internet Explorer Processes.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features-> Information Bar-> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_SECURITYBAND Criteria: Set the value (Reserved) to REG_SZ = 1.

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Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for Information bars is not enforced (Explorer).

Finding ID
DTBI825
Rule ID
SV-44908r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI825 - Notification Bar Processes - Explorer
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Information bar is displayed for Internet Explorer processes when file or code installs are restricted. By default, the information bar is displayed for Internet Explorer processes. If you enable this policy setting, the Information bar will be displayed for Internet Explorer Processes. If you disable this policy setting, the Information bar will not be displayed for Internet Explorer processes. If you do not configure this policy setting, the Information bar will be displayed for Internet Explorer Processes

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features-> Information Bar-> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_SECURITYBAND Criteria: Set the value explorer.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

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Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1

Internet Explorer Processes for Information bars is not enforced (IExplore).

Finding ID
DTBI835
Rule ID
SV-44910r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
DTBI835 - Notification Bar Processes - IExplore
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to manage whether the Information bar is displayed for Internet Explorer processes when file or code installs are restricted. By default, the Information bar is displayed for Internet Explorer processes. If you enable this policy setting, the Information bar will be displayed for Internet Explorer processes. If you disable this policy setting, the Information bar will not be displayed for Internet Explorer processes. If you do not configure this policy setting, the Information bar will be displayed for Internet Explorer processes.

Fix Text

The policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features-> Information Bar-> "Internet Explorer Processes" will be set to “Enabled”. Procedure: Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_SECURITYBAND Criteria: Set the value iexplore.exe to REG_SZ = 1.

Check Content

Responsibility

System Administrator

IA Controls

ECSC-1