Adobe Acrobat Professional DC Classic Security Technical Implementation Guide

This Security Technical Implementation Guide is published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. The requirements are derived from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 and related documents. Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via email to the following address: [email protected]

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Version / Release: V1R3

Published: 2019-07-01

Updated At: 2019-08-08 19:56:25

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    Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description Status Finding Details Comments
    SV-94815r1_rule AADC-CL-000205 CCI-001695 MEDIUM Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Enhanced Security for standalone mode must be enabled. Enhanced Security (ES) is a sandbox capability that restricts access to system resources. ES can be configured in two modes: Standalone mode is when Acrobat opens the desktop PDF client. ES Browser mode is when a PDF is opened via the browser plugin. When
    SV-94817r1_rule AADC-CL-000210 CCI-001695 MEDIUM Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Enhanced Security for browser mode must be enabled. Enhanced Security (ES) is a sandbox capability that restricts access to system resources and prevents PDF cross domain access. ES can be configured in two modes: Standalone mode is when Acrobat opens the desktop PDF client. ES Browser mode is when a PDF i
    SV-94819r1_rule AADC-CL-000275 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic PDF file attachments must be blocked. Acrobat Pro allows for files to be attached to PDF documents. Attachments represent a potential security risk because they can contain malicious content, open other dangerous files, or launch applications.This feature prevents users from opening or launch
    SV-94821r1_rule AADC-CL-000280 CCI-000381 LOW Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic access to unknown websites must be restricted. Acrobat provides the ability for the user to store a list of websites with an associated behavior of allow, ask, or block. Websites that are not in this list are unknown. PDF files can contain URLs that will initiate connections to unknown websites in ord
    SV-94823r1_rule AADC-CL-000285 CCI-000381 LOW Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic access to websites must be blocked. PDF files can contain URLs that initiate connections to websites in order to share or get information. Any Internet access introduces a security risk as malicious websites can transfer harmful content or silently gather data.
    SV-94825r1_rule AADC-CL-000290 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic must be configured to block Flash Content. Flash has a long history of vulnerabilities. Although Flash is no longer provided with Acrobat, if the system has Flash installed, a malicious PDF could execute code on the system. Configuring Flash to run from a privileged location limits the execution
    SV-94827r1_rule AADC-CL-000295 CCI-000381 MEDIUM The Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Send and Track plugin for Outlook must be disabled. When enabled, the Adobe Send and Track button appears in Outlook. When an email is composed it enables the ability to send large files as public links through Outlook. The attached files can be uploaded to the Adobe Document Cloud and public links to the
    SV-94829r1_rule AADC-CL-000840 CCI-001813 MEDIUM Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic privileged file and folder locations must be disabled. Privileged Locations are the primary method Acrobat uses to allow users and admins to specify trusted content that should be exempt from security restrictions, such as when Enhanced Security is enabled. A Privileged Location may be a file, folder, or a
    SV-94831r1_rule AADC-CL-000955 CCI-002450 MEDIUM Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic FIPS mode must be enabled. Use of weak or untested encryption algorithms undermines the purposes of using encryption to protect data. The application must implement cryptographic modules adhering to the higher standards approved by the federal government since this provides assuran
    SV-94833r1_rule AADC-CL-000990 CCI-002470 LOW Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic periodic downloading of Adobe European certificates must be disabled. By default, the user can update Adobe European certificates from an Adobe server through the GUI. When updating Adobe European certificates is disabled, it prevents the automatic download and installation of certificates and disables and locks the end u
    SV-94835r1_rule AADC-CL-001010 CCI-002530 MEDIUM Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Protected Mode must be enabled. Protected Mode is a "sandbox" that is essentially a read-only mode. When enabled, Acrobat allows the execution environment of untrusted PDF's and the processes the PDF may invoke but also presumes all PDFs are potentially malicious and confines process
    SV-94837r1_rule AADC-CL-001015 CCI-002530 MEDIUM Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Protected View must be enabled. Protected View is a "super-sandbox" that is essentially a read-only mode. When enabled, Acrobat strictly confines the execution environment of untrusted PDF's and the processes the PDF may invoke. Acrobat also assumes all PDFs are potentially malicious
    SV-94839r1_rule AADC-CL-001075 CCI-002605 HIGH The Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic latest security-related software updates must be installed. Security flaws with software applications are discovered daily. Vendors are constantly updating and patching their products to address newly discovered security vulnerabilities. Organizations (including any contractor to the organization) are required to
    SV-94841r1_rule AADC-CL-001280 CCI-001499 LOW Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Default Handler changes must be disabled. Acrobat Pro allows users to change the version of Acrobat Pro that is used to read PDF files. This is a risk if multiple versions of Acrobat are installed on the system and the other version has dissimilar security configurations or known vulnerabilities.
    SV-94843r1_rule AADC-CL-001285 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic must disable the ability to store files on Acrobat.com. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC provides the ability to store PDF files on Adobe.com servers. Allowing users to store files on non-DoD systems introduces risk of data compromise.
    SV-94845r1_rule AADC-CL-001290 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Cloud Synchronization must be disabled. By default, Adobe online services are tightly integrated in Adobe Acrobat. When the Adobe Cloud synchronization is disabled it prevents the synchronization of desktop preferences across devices on which the user is signed in with an Adobe ID (including ph
    SV-94847r1_rule AADC-CL-001295 CCI-000381 LOW Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Repair Installation must be disabled. When Repair Installation is disabled the user does not have the option (Help Menu) or ability to repair an Adobe Acrobat Pro DC install. Ability to repair includes the risk that established security settings could be overwritten.
    SV-94849r1_rule AADC-CL-001300 CCI-000381 LOW Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic third-party web connectors must be disabled. Third-party connectors include services such as Dropbox and Google Drive. When third-party web connectors are disabled, it prevents access to third-party services for file storage. Allowing access to online storage services introduces the risk of data los
    SV-94851r1_rule AADC-CL-001305 CCI-000381 LOW Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Webmail must be disabled. Acrobat Pro DC provides a Webmail capability. This allows users to send PDFs as email attachments using any mail account that supports SMTP/IMAP protocols. In addition to existing desktop email clients, users can now configure these mail accounts by provi
    SV-94853r1_rule AADC-CL-001310 CCI-000381 LOW The Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Welcome Screen must be disabled. The Adobe Welcome screen can be distracting. It provides marketing material and also has online links to the Adobe quick tips website, tutorials, blogs, and community forums. When the Adobe Welcome screen is disabled, the Welcome screen will not be popula
    SV-94855r2_rule AADC-CL-001315 CCI-000381 LOW Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic SharePoint and Office365 access must be disabled. Both SharePoint and Office365 configurations are shared in one setting. Disabling this setting removes the user's ability to use both SharePoint and Office365 cloud features and functions. If the user is allowed to store files on public cloud services, th
    SV-94857r1_rule AADC-CL-001320 CCI-002470 LOW Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic Periodic downloading of Adobe certificates must be disabled. By default, the user can update Adobe certificates from an Adobe server through the GUI. When updating Adobe certificates is disabled, it prevents the automatic download and installation of certificates and disables and locks the end user's ability to dow
    SV-94859r1_rule AADC-CL-001325 CCI-001813 LOW Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic privileged host locations must be disabled. Privileged Locations are the primary method Acrobat uses to allow users and admins to specify trusted content that should be exempt from security restrictions, such as when Enhanced Security is enabled. A Privileged Location may be a file, folder, or a h