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.
Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Office 2016 (Machine) -> Security Settings -> IE Security 'Scripted Window Security Restrictions' to 'Enabled' and place a check in the 'msaccess.exe' check box.
The following resource is also helpful.
This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: System and Communications Protection.This control applies to the following type of system Windows.