Microsoft Excel 2010

U_MicrosoftExcel2010_V1R8_Manual-xccdf.xml

Settings in this guidance assume a complete installation of Microsoft Office 2010 on the Windows 7 Platform. Registry paths and values identified in each control assume the use of Group Policy Administrative Templates. Installations not using Group Policies to administer Microsoft Office products may observe alternate registry paths for stored configuration values.
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Version / Release: V1R8

Published: 2014-04-03

Updated At: 2018-09-23 04:09:13

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    Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description Status Finding Details Comments
    SV-33402r1_rule DTOO104 - Excel MEDIUM Disabling of user name and password syntax from being used in URLs must be enforced. The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) standard allows user authentication to be included in URL strings in the form http://username:[email protected] A malicious user might use this URL syntax to create a hyperlink that appears to open a legitimate Web site but actually opens a deceptive (spoofed) Web site. For example, the URL http://[email protected] appears to open http://www.wingtiptoys.com but actually opens http://example.com. To protect users from such attacks, Internet Explorer usually blocks any URLs using this syntax. This functionality can be controlled separately for instances of Internet Explorer spawned by Office applications (for example, if a user clicks a link in an Office document or selects a menu option that loads a Web page). If user names and passwords in URLs are allowed, users could be diverted to dangerous Web pages, which could pose a security risk. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33388r1_rule DTOO111 - Excel MEDIUM Enabling IE Bind to Object functionality must be present. Internet Explorer performs a number of safety checks before initializing an ActiveX control. It will not initialize a control if the kill bit for the control is set in the registry, or if the security settings for the zone in which the control is located do not allow it to be initialized. This functionality can be controlled separately for instances of Internet Explorer spawned by Office applications (for example, if a user clicks a link in an Office document or selects a menu option that loads a Web page). A security risk could occur if potentially dangerous controls are allowed to load. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33416r1_rule DTOO117 - Excel MEDIUM Saved from URL mark to assure Internet zone processing must be enforced. Typically, when Internet Explorer loads a Web page from a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) share that contains a Mark of the Web (MOTW) comment, indicating the page was saved from a site on the Internet, Internet Explorer runs the page in the Internet security zone instead of the less restrictive Local Intranet security zone. This functionality can be controlled separately for instances of Internet Explorer spawned by Office applications (for example, if a user clicks a link in an Office document or selects a menu option that loads a Web page). If Internet Explorer does not evaluate the page for a MOTW, potentially dangerous code could be allowed to run.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33409r1_rule DTOO123 - Excel MEDIUM Navigation to URL's embedded in Office products must be blocked. To protect users from attacks, Internet Explorer usually does not attempt to load malformed URLs. This functionality can be controlled separately for instances of Internet Explorer spawned by Office applications (for example, if a user clicks a link in an Office document or selects a menu option that loads a Web page). If Internet Explorer attempts to load a malformed URL, a security risk could occur in some cases.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33393r1_rule DTOO129 - Excel MEDIUM Links that invoke instances of IE from within an Office product must be blocked. The Pop-up Blocker feature in Internet Explorer can be used to block most unwanted pop-up and pop-under windows from appearing. This functionality can be controlled separately for instances of Internet Explorer spawned by Office applications (for example, if a user clicks a link in an Office document or selects a menu option that loads a Web page). If the Pop-up Blocker is disabled, disruptive and potentially dangerous pop-up windows could load and present a security risk.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33442r1_rule DTOO131 - Excel MEDIUM Trust Bar Notifications for unsigned application add-ins must be blocked. If an application is configured to require all add-ins be signed by a trusted publisher, any unsigned add-ins the application loads will be disabled and the application will display the Trust Bar at the top of the active window. The Trust Bar contains a message informing users about the unsigned add-in.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33448r1_rule DTOO210 - Excel MEDIUM Pre-release versions of file formats new to Office Products must be blocked. The Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Excel 2010 File Formats installed can open Office Open XML files saved with pre-release versions of Excel 2010. Excel Open XML files usually have the following extensions: .xlsx, .xlsm, .xltx, .xltm, .xlam. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33447r1_rule DTOO133 - Excel MEDIUM All automatic loading from Trusted Locations must be disabled. Trusted locations specified in the Trust Center are used to define file locations assumed to be safe. Content, code, and add-ins are allowed to load from trusted locations with a minimal amount of security, without prompting the users for permission. If a dangerous file is opened from a trusted location, it will not be subject to standard security measures and could harm users' computers or data. By default, files located in trusted locations (those specified in the Trust Center) are assumed to be safe. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33441r1_rule DTOO142 - Excel MEDIUM Force encrypted macros to be scanned in open XML documents must be determined and configured. When an Office Open XML document (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is rights-managed, or password-protected, any macros embedded in the document are encrypted along with the rest of the contents. By default, these encrypted macros will be disabled unless they are scanned by antivirus software immediately before being loaded. If this default configuration is modified, Office products will not require encrypted macros to be scanned before loading. They will be handled as specified by the Office System macro security settings, which can cause macro viruses to load undetected and lead to data loss or reduced application functionality. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33446r1_rule DTOO134 - Excel MEDIUM Disallowance of Trusted Locations on the network must be enforced. Files located in Trusted Locations and specified in the Trust Center are assumed to be safe. Content, code, and add-ins are allowed to load from Trusted Locations with minimal security and without prompting the user for permission. By default, users can specify Trusted Locations on network shares, or in other remote locations not under their direct control, by selecting the “Allow Trusted Locations on my network” (not recommended) check box in the Trusted Locations section of the Trust Center. If a dangerous file is opened from a trusted location, it will not be subject to typical security measures and could affect users' computers or data.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33437r1_rule DTOO139 - Excel MEDIUM Save files default format must be configured. When users create new Excel files, Excel 2010 saves them in the new *.xlsx format. Ensure this setting is enabled to specify all new files are created in Excel 2010. If a new file is created in an earlier format, some users may not be able to open or use the file, or they may choose a format this is less secure than the Excel 2010 format. Users can still select a specific format when they save files, but they cannot change default of this setting from the Excel Options dialog box. This enforced user behavior ensures any change to the file format requires additional deliberate user interaction. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33444r1_rule DTOO146 - Excel MEDIUM Trust access for VBA must be disallowed. VSTO projects require access to the Visual Basic for Applications project system in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, even though the projects do not use Visual Basic for Applications. Design-time support of controls in both Visual Basic and C# projects depends on the Visual Basic for Applications project system in Word and Excel. By default, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint do not allow automation clients to have programmatic access to VBA projects. Users can enable this by selecting the Trust access to the VBA project object model in the Macro Settings section of the Trust Center. However, doing so allows macros in any documents the user opens to access the core Visual Basic objects, methods, and properties, which represents a potential security hazard. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33445r1_rule DTOO304 - Excel MEDIUM Warning Bar settings for VBA macros must be configured. When users open files containing VBA Macros, applications open the files with the macros disabled and displays the Trust Bar with a warning that macros are present and have been disabled. Users may then enable these macros by clicking Options on the Trust Bar and selecting the option to enable them. Disabling or not configuring this setting may allow dangerous macros to become active on user computers or the network. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33440r1_rule DTOO143 - Excel MEDIUM File types must be configured to provide mismatch warnings. Excel can load files with extensions that do not match the files' type. For example, if a comma-separated values (CSV) file named example.csv is renamed example.xls, Excel can properly load it as a CSV file. Some attacks target specific file formats. If Excel is allowed to load files with extensions that do not match their file types, a malicious person can deceive users into loading dangerous files that have incorrect extensions. By default, if users attempt to open files with the wrong extension, Excel opens the file and displays a warning that the file type is not what Excel expected. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33436r1_rule DTOO138 - Excel MEDIUM Internet links and Network UNCs created as embedded hyperlinks must be prevented. When users type a string of characters, Excel recognizes as a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or Uniform Naming Convention (UNC) path to a resource on the Internet or a local network, Excel will transform it into a hyperlink. Clicking the hyperlink opens it in the configured default Web browser or the appropriate application. This functionality can enable users to accidentally create links to dangerous or restricted resources, which could create a security risk.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33438r1_rule DTOO140 - Excel MEDIUM Automatic republish to web pages must be disallowed. If users choose to publish Excel data to a static Web page and enable the AutoRepublish feature, Excel saves a copy of the data to the Web page every time the user saves the workbook. If the page is on a Web server, anyone who has access to the page will be able to see the updated data after every save, which can lead to the undesired disclosure of sensitive or incorrect information. By default, a message dialog box displays every time the user saves a published workbook when AutoRepublish is enabled. From this dialog box, the user can disable AutoRepublish temporarily or permanently, or select "Do not show this message again" to prevent the dialog box from appearing after every save. If the user selects “Do not show this message again”, Excel will continue to automatically republish the data after every save without informing the user. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33434r1_rule DTOO150 - Excel MEDIUM Update of automatic links must be configured to prompt. If an Excel workbook contains links to other documents and users are not prompted to approve them, the contents of the workbook might change without the users' knowledge because the linked files have changed. By default, users are prompted to update automatic links. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33439r1_rule DTOO141 - Excel MEDIUM AutoRepublish Warning Alert must be provided. AutoRepublish is a feature in Excel allowing workbooks to be automatically republished to the World Wide Web each time the workbook is saved. A number of changes might need to be made to allow the workbook to be successfully published, including the following: • External references are converted to values. • Hidden formulas become visible. • The Set precision as displayed option, which appears beneath the “When calculating this workbook” heading in the Advanced section of the Excel Options dialog box, is no longer available. These types of changes can mean the version on the Web page might not be the same as the Excel file. By default, a message dialog box appears every time the user saves a published workbook when AutoRepublish is enabled. From this dialog box, the user can disable AutoRepublish temporarily or permanently, or select “Do not show this message again” to prevent the dialog box from appearing after every save. If the user selects “Do not show this message again”, Excel will continue to automatically republish the data after every save without informing the user. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33435r1_rule DTOO152 - Excel MEDIUM Load pictures from Web pages must be disallowed. When users open Web pages in Excel, Excel loads any graphics included in the pages, regardless of whether they were originally created in Excel. Allowing Excel to load graphics created in other programs can make Excel vulnerable to possible future zero-day attacks using graphic files as an attack vector. If such an event occurs, this setting can be used to mitigate the vulnerability.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33443r1_rule DTOO145 - Excel MEDIUM Macro storage must be in Personal macro workbooks. The Record Macro dialog box includes a drop-down menu allowing users to choose whether to store the new macro in the current workbook, a new workbook, or their personal macro workbook (Personal.xlsb), a hidden workbook that opens every time Excel starts. By default, Excel displays the Record Macro dialog box with “This Workbook already selected” in the drop-down menu. If a user saves a macro in the active workbook and then distributes the workbook to others, the macro is distributed along with the workbook, which could put workbook data at risk if the macro is triggered accidentally or intentionally. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33780r1_rule DTOO126 - Excel MEDIUM Add-on Management functionality must be allowed. Internet Explorer add-ons are pieces of code, run in Internet Explorer, to provide additional functionality. Rogue add-ons may contain viruses or other malicious code. Disabling or not configuring this setting could allow malicious code or users to become active on user computers or the network. For example, a malicious user can monitor and then use keystrokes users type into Internet Explorer. Even legitimate add-ons may demand resources, compromising the performance of Internet Explorer, and the operating systems for user computers.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33785r1_rule DTOO209 - Excel MEDIUM Protection from zone elevation must be enforced. Internet Explorer places restrictions on each web page users can use the browser to open. Web pages on a user's local computer have the fewest security restrictions and reside in the Local Machine zone, making this security zone a prime target for malicious users and code. Disabling or not configuring this setting could allow pages in the Internet zone to navigate to pages in the Local Machine zone to then run code to elevate privileges. This could allow malicious code or users to become active on user computers or the network. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33791r1_rule DTOO211 - Excel MEDIUM ActiveX Installs must be configured for proper restriction. Microsoft ActiveX controls allow unmanaged, unprotected code to run on the user computers. ActiveX controls do not run within a protected container in the browser like the other types of HTML or Microsoft Silverlight-based controls. Disabling or not configuring this setting does not block prompts for ActiveX control installations and these prompts display to users. This could allow malicious code to become active on user computers or the network. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33798r1_rule DTOO132 - Excel MEDIUM File Downloads must be configured for proper restrictions. Disabling this setting allows websites to present file download prompts via code without the user specifically initiating the download. User preferences may also allow the download to occur without prompting or interacting with the user. Even if Internet Explorer prompts the user to accept the download, some websites abuse this functionality. Malicious websites may continually prompt users to download a file or present confusing dialog boxes to trick users into downloading or running a file. If the download occurs and it contains malicious code, the code could become active on user computers or the network. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33803r1_rule DTOO124 - Excel MEDIUM Scripted Window Security must be enforced. Malicious websites often try to confuse or trick users into giving a site permission to perform an action allowing the site to take control of the users' computers in some manner. Disabling or not configuring this setting allows unknown websites to: -Create browser windows appearing to be from the local operating system. -Draw active windows displaying outside of the viewable areas of the screen capturing keyboard input. -Overlay parent windows with their own browser windows to hide important system information, choices or prompts. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33850r1_rule DTOO127 - Excel MEDIUM Application add-ins must be signed by Trusted Publisher. Office 2010 applications do not check the digital signature on application add-ins before opening them. Disabling or not configuring this setting may allow an application to load a dangerous add-in. As a result, malicious code could become active on user computers or the network.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33855r1_rule DTOO128 - Excel MEDIUM Data Execution Prevention must be enforced. Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a set of hardware and software technologies performing additional checks on memory to help prevent malicious code from running on a system. The primary benefit of DEP is to help prevent code execution from data pages. Enabling this setting, turns off Data Execution Prevention. As a result, malicious code takes advantage of code injection or buffer overflow vulnerabilities possibly exploiting the computer.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34625r1_rule DTOO118 - Excel MEDIUM Corrupt workbook options must be disallowed. This setting controls whether Excel presents users with a list of data extraction options before beginning an Open and Repair operation when users choose to open a corrupt workbook in repair or extract mode.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33874r1_rule DTOO119 - Excel MEDIUM Configuration for file validation must be enforced. Office Binary Documents (97-2003) are checked to see if they conform against the file format schema before they are opened. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34230r1_rule DTOO122 - Excel MEDIUM Open/Save actions for dBase III / IV files must be blocked. This policy setting allows for determining whether users can open, view, edit, or save Excel files with the format specified by the title. Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34238r1_rule DTOO112 - Excel MEDIUM Open/Save actions for Dif and Sylk files must be blocked. This policy setting allows for determining whether users can open, view, edit, or save Excel files with the format specified by the title. If enabling this policy setting, specify whether users can open, view, edit, or save files. The options that can be selected are below. Note: Not all options may be available for this policy setting. - Do not block: The file type will not be blocked. - Save blocked: Saving of the file type will be blocked. - Open/Save blocked, use open policy: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked. The file will open based on the policy setting configured in the "default file block behavior" key. - Block: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the file will not open. - Open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit the file type will not be enabled. - Allow editing and open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the file type will not be blocked.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34239r1_rule DTOO113 - Excel MEDIUM Open/Save actions for Excel 2 macrosheets and add-in files must be blocked. This policy setting allows for determining whether users can open, view, edit, or save Excel files with the format specified by the title. If enabling this policy setting, specify whether users can open, view, edit, or save files. The options that can be selected are below. Note: Not all options may be available for this policy setting. - Do not block: The file type will not be blocked. - Save blocked: Saving of the file type will be blocked. - Open/Save blocked, use open policy: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked. The file will open based on the policy setting configured in the "default file block behavior" key. - Block: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the file will not open. - Open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit the file type will not be enabled. - Allow editing and open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the file type will not be blocked.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34253r1_rule DTOO114 - Excel MEDIUM Open/Save actions for Excel 2 worksheets must be blocked. This policy setting allows for determining whether users can open, view, edit, or save Excel files with the format specified by the title. If enabling this policy setting, specify whether users can open, view, edit, or save files. The options that can be selected are below. Note: Not all options may be available for this policy setting. - Do not block: The file type will not be blocked. - Save blocked: Saving of the file type will be blocked. - Open/Save blocked, use open policy: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked. The file will open based on the policy setting configured in the "default file block behavior" key. - Block: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the file will not open. - Open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit the file type will not be enabled. - Allow editing and open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the file type will not be blocked.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34255r1_rule DTOO115 - Excel MEDIUM Open/Save actions for Excel 3 macrosheets and add-in files must be blocked. This policy setting allows for determining whether users can open, view, edit, or save Excel files with the format specified by the title. If enabling this policy setting, specify whether users can open, view, edit, or save files. The options that can be selected are below. Note: Not all options may be available for this policy setting. - Do not block: The file type will not be blocked. - Save blocked: Saving of the file type will be blocked. - Open/Save blocked, use open policy: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked. The file will open based on the policy setting configured in the "default file block behavior" key. - Block: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the file will not open. - Open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit the file type will not be enabled. - Allow editing and open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the file type will not be blocked.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34259r1_rule DTOO116 - Excel MEDIUM Open/Save actions for Excel 3 worksheets must be blocked. This policy setting allows for determining whether users can open, view, edit, or save Excel files with the format specified by the title. If enabling this policy setting, specify whether users can open, view, edit, or save files. The options that can be selected are below. Note: Not all options may be available for this policy setting. - Do not block: The file type will not be blocked. - Save blocked: Saving of the file type will be blocked. - Open/Save blocked, use open policy: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked. The file will open based on the policy setting configured in the "default file block behavior" key. - Block: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the file will not open. - Open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit the file type will not be enabled. - Allow editing and open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the file type will not be blocked.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34269r1_rule DTOO105 - Excel MEDIUM Open/Save actions for Excel 4 macrosheets and add-in files must be blocked. This policy setting allows for determining whether users can open, view, edit, or save Excel files with the format specified by the title. If enabling this policy setting, specify whether users can open, view, edit, or save files. The options that can be selected are below. Note: Not all options may be available for this policy setting. - Do not block: The file type will not be blocked. - Save blocked: Saving of the file type will be blocked. - Open/Save blocked, use open policy: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked. The file will open based on the policy setting configured in the "default file block behavior" key. - Block: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the file will not open. - Open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit the file type will not be enabled. - Allow editing and open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the file type will not be blocked.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34272r1_rule DTOO106 - Excel MEDIUM Open/Save actions for Excel 4 workbooks must be blocked. This policy setting allows for determining whether users can open, view, edit, or save Excel files with the format specified by the title. If enabling this policy setting, specify whether users can open, view, edit, or save files. The options that can be selected are below. Note: Not all options may be available for this policy setting. - Do not block: The file type will not be blocked. - Save blocked: Saving of the file type will be blocked. - Open/Save blocked, use open policy: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked. The file will open based on the policy setting configured in the "default file block behavior" key. - Block: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the file will not open. - Open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit the file type will not be enabled. - Allow editing and open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the file type will not be blocked.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34275r1_rule DTOO107 - Excel MEDIUM Open/Save actions for Excel 4 worksheets must be blocked. This policy setting allows for determining whether users can open, view, edit, or save Excel files with the format specified by the title. If enabling this policy setting, specify whether users can open, view, edit, or save files. The options that can be selected are below. Note: Not all options may be available for this policy setting. - Do not block: The file type will not be blocked. - Save blocked: Saving of the file type will be blocked. - Open/Save blocked, use open policy: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked. The file will open based on the policy setting configured in the "default file block behavior" key. - Block: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the file will not open. - Open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit the file type will not be enabled. - Allow editing and open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the file type will not be blocked.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34277r2_rule DTOO108 - Excel MEDIUM Actions for Excel 95 workbooks must be configured to edit in protected view. This policy setting allows for determining whether users can open, view, edit, or save Excel files with the format specified by the title. If enabling this policy setting, specify whether users can open, view, edit, or save files. The options that can be selected are below. Note: Not all options may be available for this policy setting. - Do not block: The file type will not be blocked. - Save blocked: Saving of the file type will be blocked. - Open/Save blocked, use open policy: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked. The file will open based on the policy setting configured in the "default file block behavior" key. - Block: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the file will not open. - Open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit the file type will not be enabled. - Allow editing and open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the file type will not be blocked.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34279r2_rule DTOO109 - Excel MEDIUM Actions for Excel 95-97 workbooks and templates must be configured to edit in protected view. This policy setting allows for determining whether users can open, view, edit, or save Excel files with the format specified by the title. If enabling this policy setting, specify whether users can open, view, edit, or save files. The options that can be selected are below. Note: Not all options may be available for this policy setting. - Do not block: The file type will not be blocked. - Save blocked: Saving of the file type will be blocked. - Open/Save blocked, use open policy: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked. The file will open based on the policy setting configured in the "default file block behavior" key. - Block: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the file will not open. - Open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit the file type will not be enabled. - Allow editing and open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the file type will not be blocked.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33872r1_rule DTOO110 - Excel MEDIUM Blocking as default file block opening behavior must be enforced. Users can open, view, or edit a large number of file types in Excel 2010. Some file types are safer than others, as some could allow malicious code to become active on user computers or the network. For this reason, disabling or not configuring this setting could allow malicious code to become active on user computers or the network.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-34282r2_rule DTOO120 - Excel LOW Open/Save actions for Web pages and Excel 2003 XML spreadsheets must be blocked. This policy setting allows for determining whether users can open, view, edit, or save Excel files with the format specified by the title. If enabling this policy setting, specify whether users can open, view, edit, or save files. The options that can be selected are below. Note: Not all options may be available for this policy setting. - Do not block: The file type will not be blocked. - Save blocked: Saving of the file type will be blocked. - Open/Save blocked, use open policy: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked. The file will open based on the policy setting configured in the "default file block behavior" key. - Block: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the file will not open. - Open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit the file type will not be enabled. - Allow editing and open in Protected View: Both opening and saving of the file type will be blocked, and the option to edit will be enabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the file type will not be blocked.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33861r1_rule DTOO121 - Excel MEDIUM Files from the Internet zone must be opened in Protected View. This policy setting allows for determining if files downloaded from the Internet zone open in Protected View. If enabling this policy setting, files downloaded from the Internet zone do not open in Protected View. If disabling or not configuring this policy setting, files downloaded from the Internet zone open in Protected View.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33864r1_rule DTOO288 - Excel MEDIUM Files in unsafe locations must be opened in Protected View. This policy setting determines if files located in unsafe locations will open in Protected View. If unsafe locations have not been specified, only the "Downloaded Program Files" and "Temporary Internet Files" folders are considered unsafe locations. If enabling this policy setting, files located in unsafe locations do not open in Protected View. If disabling or not configuring this policy setting, files located in unsafe locations open in Protected View.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33867r1_rule DTOO292 - Excel MEDIUM Document behavior if file validation fails must be set. This policy key controls the behavior of how Office documents should be handled when failing File Validation. The options available are: -Block files completely. This will prevent users from opening files. -Open files in Protected View and disallow edit. This will prevent users from editing the files. -Open files in Protected view and allow edit. This will allow users to edit the files. If disabling or not configuring this policy setting, the default setting will be, "open files in protected view and allow edit". Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33870r1_rule DTOO293 - Excel MEDIUM Attachments opened from Outlook must be in Protected View. This policy setting allows for determining if Excel files in Outlook attachments open in Protected View. If enabling this policy setting, Outlook attachments do not open in Protected View. If disabling or not configuring this policy setting, Outlook attachments open in Protected View.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1
    SV-33809r1_rule DTOO305 - Excel MEDIUM Disable UI extending from documents and templates must be disallowed. Office 2010 allows developers to extend the UI with customization code that is included in a document or template. If the customization code is written by an inexperienced or malicious developer, it could limit the accessibility or availability of important application commands. Commands could also be added to launch macros containing malicious code. Office applications load any UI customization code included with a document or template when opening it.Information Assurance OfficerSystem AdministratorECSC-1