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V-223366

When an untrusted program attempts to programmatically access an Address Book using the Outlook object model, Outlook must automatically deny it.

Finding ID
O365-OU-000021
Rule ID
SV-223366r508019_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000488
CCI
CCI-002460
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls what happens when an untrusted program attempts to gain access to an Address Book using the Outlook object model. If you enable this policy setting, you can choose from four different options when an untrusted program attempts to programmatically access an Address Book using the Outlook object model: - Prompt user - Users are prompted to approve every access attempt. - Automatically approve - Outlook will automatically grant programmatic access requests from any program. This option can create a significant vulnerability, and is not recommended. - Automatically deny - Outlook will automatically deny programmatic access requests from any program. - Prompt user based on computer security - Outlook will rely on the setting in the ''Programmatic Access'' section of the Trust Center. This is the default behavior. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, when an untrusted application attempts to access the address book programmatically, Outlook relies on the setting configured in the ''Programmatic Access'' section of the Trust Center.

Fix Text

Set the policy value for User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Microsoft Outlook 2016 >> Security >> Security Form Settings >> Programmatic Security >> Configure Outlook object model prompt when accessing an address book to "Enabled (Automatically Deny)".

Check Content

Verify the policy value for User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Microsoft Outlook 2016 >> Security >> Security Form Settings >> Programmatic Security >> Configure Outlook object model prompt when accessing an address book is set to "Enabled (Automatically Deny)". Use the Windows Registry to navigate to the following key: HKCU\software\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\outlook\security If the value for promptoomaddressbookaccess is set to REG_DWORD = 0, this is not a finding.