Microsoft Publisher 2016 Security Technical Implementation Guide

The Microsoft Publisher 2016 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) is published as a tool to improve the security of Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via e-mail to the following address: [email protected]


Version / Release: V1R3

Published: 2018-03-19

Updated At: 2018-09-23 19:14:54




Severity Open Not Reviewed Not Applicable Not a Finding
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Drop CKL or SCAP (XCCDF) results here.

    Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description Status Finding Details Comments
    SV-85353r1_rule DTOO104 CCI-001170 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 websi
    SV-85355r1_rule DTOO111 CCI-001695 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
    SV-85357r1_rule DTOO117 CCI-001170 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 se
    SV-85359r1_rule DTOO123 CCI-001170 MEDIUM Navigation to URLs 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
    SV-85371r1_rule DTOO124 CCI-001695 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: -Crea
    SV-85373r1_rule DTOO126 CCI-001662 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
    SV-85375r1_rule DTOO127 CCI-001749 MEDIUM Add-ins to Office applications must be signed by a Trusted Publisher. This policy setting controls whether add-ins for this applications must be digitally signed by a trusted publisher. If you enable this policy setting, this application checks the digital signature for each add-in before loading it. If an add-in does not h
    SV-85377r1_rule DTOO129 CCI-001662 MEDIUM Links that invoke instances of Internet Explorer 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,
    SV-85379r1_rule DTOO131 CCI-001749 MEDIUM Trust Bar Notifications for unsigned application add-ins must be blocked. This policy setting controls whether the specified Office application notifies users when unsigned application add-ins are loaded or silently disable such add-ins without notification. This policy setting only applies if you enable the "Require that appli
    SV-85381r1_rule DTOO132 CCI-001169 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 interaction with the user. Even if Internet
    SV-85383r1_rule DTOO209 CCI-001695 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 malicio
    SV-85385r1_rule DTOO211 CCI-002460 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 confi
    SV-85387r3_rule DTOO304 CCI-000381 MEDIUM Warning Bar settings for VBA macros must be configured. This policy setting controls how the specified applications warn users when Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros are present. If you enable this policy setting, you can choose from four options for determining how the specified applications will war
    SV-86297r1_rule DTOO322 CCI-001662 MEDIUM Fatally corrupt files must be blocked from opening. When disabled, fatally corrupt files are prevented from opening. When enabled, the user is warned but may choose to open the file.By default, fatally corrupt files are prevented from opening.
    SV-86299r1_rule DTOO323 CCI-001170 MEDIUM The Publisher Automation Security Level must be configured for high security. This policy setting controls whether macros opened programmatically by another application can run in Publisher.If you enable this policy setting, you may choose an option for controlling macro behavior in Publisher when the application is opened programm