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V-223334

File validation in Excel must be enabled.

Finding ID
O365-EX-000025
Rule ID
SV-223334r508019_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000112
CCI
CCI-001695
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you turn off the file validation feature. If you enable this policy setting, file validation will be turned off. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, file validation will be turned on. Office Binary Documents (97-2003) are checked to see if they conform against the file format schema before they are opened.

Fix Text

Set policy value for User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Microsoft Excel 2016 >> Excel Options >> Security >> Turn off file validation to "Disabled".

Check Content

Verify the policy value for User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Microsoft Excel 2016 >> Excel Options >> Security >> Turn off file validation is set to "Disabled". Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKCU\software\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\excel\security\filevalidation If the value for enableonload is REG_DWORD = 1, this is not a finding.