Microsoft Word 2010 STIG

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. Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via e-mail to the following address: [email protected]

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Version / Release: V1R11

Published: 2018-04-04

Updated At: 2018-09-23 19:15:06

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    Vuln Rule Version CCI Severity Title Description Status Finding Details Comments
    SV-33407r1_rule DTOO104 - Word 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 Web s
    SV-33391r1_rule DTOO111 - Word 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-33418r1_rule DTOO117 - Word 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-33415r1_rule DTOO123 - Word CCI-001170 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
    SV-33397r1_rule DTOO129 - Word CCI-001662 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,
    SV-33612r1_rule DTOO131 - Word CCI-001749 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 m
    SV-33450r1_rule DTOO210 - Word CCI-001764 MEDIUM Pre-release versions of file formats new to Office Products must be blocked. This policy setting controls whether users with the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word 2010 File Formats installed can open Office Open XML files saved with pre-release versions of Word 2010. Word Open XML files usually have the following extens
    SV-33624r1_rule DTOO133 - Word CCI-001170 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
    SV-33613r1_rule DTOO142 - Word CCI-001170 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 the
    SV-33621r1_rule DTOO134 - Word CCI-001170 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 s
    SV-33610r1_rule DTOO139 - Word CCI-000381 MEDIUM Save files default format must be configured. When users create new document files, Word 2010 saves them in the new Word 2010 .docx format. Ensure this setting is enabled to specify that all new files are created in Word 2010. If a new document is created in an earlier format, some users may not be
    SV-33615r1_rule DTOO146 - Word CCI-000381 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 depend
    SV-33619r2_rule DTOO304 - Word CCI-000381 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
    SV-33609r1_rule DTOO302 - Word CCI-001170 MEDIUM The automatically update links feature must be configured as off. When users open documents Word automatically updates any links to external content, such as graphics, Excel worksheets, and PowerPoint slides. To disable automatic updating, the user can click the Office Button, click Word Options, click Advanced, scroll
    SV-33611r1_rule DTOO303 - Word CCI-000366 MEDIUM A warning before printing that the document contains tracking changes must be provided. Tracked changes or comments embedded within a document may contain sensitive, insulting, or embarrassing information that the document owner forgot, or that a contributor may have placed. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
    SV-33783r1_rule DTOO126 - Word 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-33789r1_rule DTOO209 - Word 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-33795r1_rule DTOO211 - Word 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-33801r1_rule DTOO132 - Word 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 interacting with the user. Even if Interne
    SV-33805r1_rule DTOO124 - Word 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-33853r1_rule DTOO127 - Word CCI-001749 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 use
    SV-33859r1_rule DTOO128 - Word CCI-001170 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. En
    SV-33875r1_rule DTOO119 - Word CCI-001695 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. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
    SV-33873r1_rule DTOO110 - Word CCI-001662 MEDIUM Blocking as default file block opening behavior must be enforced. Users can open, view, or edit a large number of file types in Word 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 sett
    SV-33863r1_rule DTOO121 - Word CCI-001662 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 poli
    SV-33865r1_rule DTOO288 - Word CCI-001170 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 en
    SV-33868r1_rule DTOO292 - Word CCI-001170 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.
    SV-33871r1_rule DTOO293 - Word CCI-001170 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 attac
    SV-34094r1_rule DTOO328 - Word CCI-001170 MEDIUM Online translation dictionaries must be in use. This setting allows you to prevent online dictionaries from being used for the translation of text through the Research pane. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
    SV-34095r1_rule DTOO333 - Word CCI-001662 MEDIUM Word 2 and earlier binary documents and templates must be blocked for open/save. This setting allows you to determine whether users can open, view, edit, or save Word files with the format specified by the title of this policy setting. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
    SV-34096r2_rule DTOO334 - Word CCI-001662 MEDIUM Word 2000 binary documents and templates must be configured to edit in protected view. This setting allows you to determine whether users can open, view, edit, or save Word files with the format specified by the title of this policy setting. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
    SV-34097r1_rule DTOO336 - Word CCI-001662 MEDIUM Word 6.0 binary documents and templates must be configured for block open/save actions. This setting allows you to determine whether users can open, view, edit, or save Word files with the format specified by the title of this policy setting. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
    SV-34098r2_rule DTOO337 - Word CCI-001662 MEDIUM Word 95 binary documents and templates must be configured to edit in protected view. This setting allows you to determine whether users can open, view, edit, or save Word files with the format specified by the title of this policy setting. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
    SV-34099r2_rule DTOO338 - Word CCI-001662 MEDIUM Word 97 binary documents and templates must be configured to edit in protected view. This setting allows you to determine whether users can open, view, edit, or save Word files with the format specified by the title of this policy setting. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer
    SV-34100r2_rule DTOO339 - Word CCI-001662 MEDIUM Word XP binary documents and templates must be configured to edit in protected view. This setting allows you to determine whether users can open, view, edit, or save Word files with the format specified by the title of this policy setting. System AdministratorInformation Assurance Officer