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V-223388

If file validation fails, files must be opened in Protected view in PowerPoint with ability to edit disabled.

Finding ID
O365-PT-000012
Rule ID
SV-223388r508019_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000210
CCI
CCI-001170
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

This policy setting controls how Office handles documents when they fail file validation. If you enable this policy setting, you can configure the following options for files that fail file validation: - Block files completely. Users cannot open the files. - Open files in Protected View and disallow edit. Users cannot edit the files. This is also how Office handles the files if you disable this policy setting. - Open files in Protected View and allow edit. Users can edit the files. This is also how Office handles the files if you do not configure this policy setting. If you disable this policy setting, Office follows the "Open files in Protected View and disallow edit" behavior. If you do not configure this policy setting, Office follows the "Open files in Protected View and allow edit" behavior.

Fix Text

Set the policy value for User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 >> PowerPoint Options >> Security >> Trust Center >> Protected View >> Set document behavior if file validation fails to "Enabled: Open in Protected View". Uncheck the "Allow edit" check box.

Check Content

Verify the policy value for User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 >> PowerPoint Options >> Security >> Trust Center >> Protected View >> Set document behavior if file validation fails is set to "Enabled: Open in Protected View". Verify the check box for "Allow edit" is not selected. Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key: HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\PowerPoint\security\filevalidation If the value openinprotectedview does not exist, this is not a finding. If both the value for openinprotectedview is REG_DWORD = 1 and the value for DisableEditFromPV is set to REG_DWORD = 1, this is not a finding.