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V-223340

Files from Internet zone must be opened in Excel in Protected View mode.

Finding ID
O365-EX-000031
Rule ID
SV-223340r508019_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000207
CCI
CCI-001662
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting allows you to determine if files downloaded from the Internet zone open in Protected View. If you enable this policy setting, files downloaded from the Internet zone do not open in Protected View. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, files downloaded from the Internet zone open in Protected View.

Fix Text

Set policy value for User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Microsoft Excel 2016 >> Excel Options >> Security >> Trust Center >> Protected View >> Do not open files from the Internet zone in Protected View to "Disabled".

Check Content

Verify the policy value for User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Microsoft Excel 2016 >> Excel Options >> Security >> Trust Center >> Protected View >> Do not open files from the Internet zone in Protected View is set to "Disabled". Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKCU\software\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\excel\security\protectedview If the value DisableInternetFilesInPV is REG_DWORD = 0, this is not a finding. If the value does not exist, this is not a finding. If the value is REG_DWORD = 1, this is a finding.